FRANCIACORTA

Saten Brut Corteaura

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin Italy, Lombardy
Sub-district Franciacorta
ABV 12.5%

A 100% Chardonnay aged for 42 months and with a dosage of 7g of sugar, this is very nicely done, all creamy mousse and texture with fine floral notes and just a touch of nut and brioche savouriness, the finish crisp, dry, clean and precise, making for very good value in the global sparkling context. Rating: 89 The Wine Gang - www.thewinegang.com (Mar 2017)

*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.

Corteaura

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.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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