Pouring soft pink in the glass, this Franciacorta DOCG is made with 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Blanc. It spends a minimum of 30 months sur lie and rests in the bottle 3 additional months after disgorging. The ample time on the lees is immediately apparent on the nose, which opens with a yeasty, bready note, but which is immediately balanced by juicy raspberry and a touch of lemon citrus.
The palate kicks off with bracing acidity and is followed by bright raspberry and cherry notes from the Pinot Noir. Lemon and yeasty notes follow along with an intriguing minerality for the medium length finish. The abundant bubbles are small and lend the wine a silky mouthfeel. Altogether, this is very lively, and for the price, worth seeking out.
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