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Ferghettina

Lombardy (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 2
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Franciacorta Brut Franciacorta Brut
Franciacorta Extra Brut 2000 Franciacorta Extra Brut 2000



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  Franciacorta Brut, Ferghettina (Italy)  

Franciacorta Brut

Ferghettina (Italy)

Franciacorta (Lombardy)
Chardonnay (95%), Pinot Nero (5%)
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 nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of apple, banana and pear followed by aromas of bread crust, yeast, praline, hawthorn and grapefruit. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, banana and grapefruit. This Franciacorta referments in bottle and stays with its yeast for 22 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans, Sauteed fish

Suggested glass Classic Method Sparkling Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

January 2008



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  Franciacorta Extra Brut 2000, Ferghettina (Italy)

Franciacorta Extra Brut 2000

Ferghettina (Italy)

Franciacorta (Lombardy)
Chardonnay (80%), Pinot Nero (20%)
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧✧

Franciacorta (Lombardy) This Franciacorta Extra Brut shows a brilliant golden 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, peach and hazelnut followed by aromas of bread crust, yeast, acacia, hawthorn, raspberry, apple, tangerine, pear, praline, pink grapefruit and plum. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing smoothness. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of banana, peach, hazelnut and tangerine. A well made wine. This Franciacorta Extra Brut ages on its lees for 6 years.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Stuffed pasta, Roasted white meat, Roasted fish, Stewed fish

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

January 2008


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