Rose Franciacorta Gran Cuvée Brut 2009 Price € 52.30
Sensory features: Delicate shades of pink are studded with tight and persistent streams of bubbles. The nose opens with intense white peach that mellows into wild strawberries, golden apple, rosehip and a hint of toast. On the palate, the wine is dry with well balanced, fresh acidity. An elegant background of blackcurrant and sweet almond flavours linger on the finish.
Grape Variety: 62% Chardonnay & 38% Pinot Noir
A wet winter was followed by a good start to the growing season but a very hot August. A little rainfall in late August helped the vines to recover. Fruit for the Rosé was harvested in late August/early September.
The Franciacorta Rosé Brut is a special cuvée of limited production, a blend of at least 30 of the best parcels from the Bellavista vineyards, some of which are fermented and matured in small oak barrels. The wine is made partially from red grapes in submerged cap maceration, where the must is in contact with the Pinot Noir skins until fermentation, giving the wine a delicate colour.
Bellavista has chosen 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. This has given rise to 107 small crus that express the intrinsic personality of the land and the subtle nuances of its character and personality.
Serve at temperature of 6 °C (43 °F).
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle size:750 ml