Alma Franciacorta Cuvèe Brut NV Price € 37.50
The Alma Bellavista Cuvée Brut - to which we dedicate our utmost care and attention – is undoubtedly the Franciacorta that we ask, in terms of quality and style, to act as an ambassador for the true worth of our area. It derives from the combination of at least 30 selections of wine: these come from more than 100 plots of land, cultivated in 10 different communes of the Franciacorta appellation. A significant proportion of the wines from which it is made up ferments and matures for seven months in small oak barrels. To this great amalgam of olfactory and gustatory variants we add the scents and flavours of the “reserve wines”, coming from between 6 and 9 earlier vintages. The precious contribution of these “reserve wines” serves to fine-tune Bellavista‟s consistent, signature style and, especially, gives our Franciacorta Cuvée Brut its inimitable appeal and finesse.
Sensory features: It has a pale, lively and decidedly persistent mousse; its perlage is fine and continuous. Its colour is yellow, with marked greenish reflections. The bouquet is ample and inviting, with rich notes of white flowers and ripe decana pears, along with subtle hints of chlorophyll and vanilla. The flavour echoes the sensations on the nose, and the aftertaste is tangy and satisfying. Its depth and remarkable harmony are evident in its splendid elegance and balance.
Grape Variety: 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianco.
Bellavista owns 190 hectares of vines in 10 communes within the Franciacorta DOCG. The vineyards have some of the best exposure, character and expressive potential in the area. From these vineyards, they produce 103 different parcels of wine.
Made in the ‘traditional method‘, the different parcels of wine are all vinified separately. 15% of the wines used in the blend are fermented and then matured for seven months in small oak barrels. These wines are then blended with the “reserve wines”, which come from between six and nine earlier vintages. Once blended, the wine is bottled and the second fermentation takes place in bottle. It is then left to age on the lees for two and a half years before release. The contribution of the reserve wines ensures Bellavista’s consistent, signature style in every bottle.
Serve at temperature of 6 °C (43 °F).
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle size :375ml, 750ml & 1.5ltr