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Villa

Lombardy (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 6
Average Score:

Franciacorta Brut 2005 Franciacorta Brut 2005
Franciacorta Cuvette Brut 2004 Franciacorta Cuvette Brut 2004
Franciacorta Cuvette Extra Dry 1999 Franciacorta Cuvette Extra Dry 1999
Franciacorta Satèn Brut 2000 Franciacorta Satèn Brut 2000
Franciacorta Satèn Brut 2005 Franciacorta Satèn Brut 2005
Terre di Franciacorta Rosso Gradoni Curtefranca 2001 Terre di Franciacorta Rosso Gradoni Curtefranca 2001



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Franciacorta Brut 2005, Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta Brut 2005

Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta (Lombardy)
Chardonnay (80%), Pinot Nero (10%), Pinot Bianco (10%)
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score:

Franciacorta (Lombardy) This Franciacorta Brut shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent, fine and persistent perlage. The node denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of banana, hazelnut and apple followed by aromas of yeast, bread crust, acacia, pear, plum, hawthorn and butter. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of banana, hazelnut and apple. This Franciacorta Brut referments in bottle for at least 30 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Pasta with fish and crustaceans, Sauteed fish, Sauteed white meat

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 11 °C
(51 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

April 2009



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Franciacorta Cuvette Brut 2004, Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta Cuvette Brut 2004

Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta (Lombardy)
Chardonnay (80%), Pinot Nero (15%), Pinot Bianco (5%)
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Franciacorta (Lombardy) Franciacorta Cuvette Brut shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent, fine and persistent perlage. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of banana, pear and tangerine followed by aromas of bread crust, yeast, acacia, hawthorn, apple, hazelnut, plum, broom, butter and hints of vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of banana, apple and plum. A well made wine. Franciacorta Cuvette Brut referments in bottle for at least 42 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Roasted fish, Roasted white meat, Pasta with fish and meat

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

April 2009



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Franciacorta Cuvette Extra Dry 1999, Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta Cuvette Extra Dry 1999

Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta (Lombardy)
Chardonnay (80%), Pinot Nero (15%), Pinot Bianco (5%)
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score:

Franciacorta (Lombardy) This Franciacorta shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent, good effervescence, good perlage. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of bread crust, yeast and hazelnut followed by aromas of pineapple, hawthorn, banana, broom, hazelnut, grapefruit and hints of butter. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp and effervescent attack, however balanced, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness with hints of sweetness, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and apple. The base wine for this Franciacorta is partially aged in barrique and after the refermentation it ages on its lees for at least 36 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Pasta and risotto with fish, Sauteed white meat, Broiled fish

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 11 °C
(51 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

Issue 20, June 2004



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Franciacorta Satèn Brut 2000, Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta Satèn Brut 2000

Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta (Lombardy)
Chardonnay
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score:

Franciacorta (Lombardy) The wine shows an intense straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent, good effervescence, good perlage. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of apple, banana and bread crust followed by aromas of yeast, brioche, hazelnut, plum and hawthorn. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack, pleasing roundness, however balanced, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, pineapple and plum. The base wine of this Franciacorta is partially aged in cask and after refermentation it ages on its lees for at least 30 months.

Alcohol: 13%

Pasta and risotto with crustaceans and fish, Fish appetizers

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 11 °C
(51 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

Issue 20, June 2004



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Franciacorta Satèn Brut 2005, Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta Satèn Brut 2005

Villa (Italy)

Franciacorta (Lombardy)
Chardonnay
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score:

Franciacorta (Lombardy) Franciacorta Satèn Brut shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent, fine and persistent perlage. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of banana, apple and bread crust followed by aromas of acacia, hazelnut, yeast, pear, plum, hawthorn and butter. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp and effervescent attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of banana, apple and plum. Franciacorta Satèn Brut referments for at least 30 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Aperitifs, Risotto with fish and crustaceans, Sauteed crustaceans, Vegetables

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 11 °C
(51 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

April 2009



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Terre di Franciacorta Rosso Gradoni Curtefranca 2001, Villa (Italy)

Terre di Franciacorta Rosso Gradoni Curtefranca 2001

Villa (Italy)

Curtefranca o Terre di Franciacorta (Lombardy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Merlot (20%), Nebbiolo (10%), Barbera (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Curtefranca o Terre di Franciacorta (Lombardy) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of raspberry, licorice, violet, vanilla and hints of black pepper. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and black cherry. This wine ages in barrique for 12 months followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Stewed meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

May 2004


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