|Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Clean, luminous, refreshing and super-professional, this is a tremendous wine with uncommon value for money from a region where average bottles of wine seem to cost the earth! Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jul 2022)
*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles of wine (or 9 litre equivalent) or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified (4.5 litres) to get the discounted 'case price' for each bottle.
Up in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, franciacorta has forged a reputation as a rival to champagne in style and quality. This example has discreet notes of citrus and white fruit, with a generous creamy texture.Will Lyons, The Sunday Times (Jul 2021)
Lovely biscuity, ripe fruit nose with citrus and yellow plum notes. On the palate the wine is generous with plenty of ripe fruit, touch creamy, waft of fresh bread, then a lovely mouth-watering acidity giving excellent length and balance. 90 per cent Chardonnay, with 10% Pinot Noir gives a lithe Blanc de Blancs feel. L&S (Oct 2016)
Champagne-method fizz made from 90 per cent chardonnay and 10 per cent pinot noir with 36 months’ ageing on the yeast to develop flavours of lemon curd on brioche and fresh pears, finishing dry but creamy. Bellissimo. Susy Atkins, The Telegraph (Mar 2019)
Federico Fossati, the “Soul of Corte Aura”, is not yet 40 but already taking on a second career - with great results!. He left his homeland of the Veneto and a career in finance to set up in Lombardy. He saw his future in Adro, Franciacorta. Prime growing grounds for classic, high quality fruit, perfect for Franciacorta. The towns emblem is made up of three bunches of grapes - this is what they do there!
We are delighted to be working with the team here - it is so refreshing to have people making great Sparkling wine - who really understand that as it is not labelled Champagne - there is work to be done to raise the profile of Franciacorta and they know prices must be part of the allure - these represent seriously good value and we are so pleased to be listing the Brut, the Rosato and the fantastic Pas Dosé cuvée - perfect adverts for what is achievable here in this historic region - with passion, attention to detail and a long-term plan.
They own many of their own vineyards as well as buying in grapes from trusted growers and although still quite young are becoming seriously respected in the area.
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