This remarkable operation, masterminded by owner Vittorio Moretti and winemaker Mattia Vezzola (Gambero Rosso Winemaker of the Year 2008), combines grandeur and star quality with familiarity and simplicity. The estate’s larger-than-life facilities, 3,280 feet of underground cellars, impressive contemporary architecture (helipad included), and 1,250 surrounding acres of Franciacorta soil – 462 acres of which are now under vine – leave you awestruck. Moretti founded the estate in 1977, and the first bottle of Franciacorta was released in 1979.
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.
This wine is a blend of two grape varieties: Pinot Nero (48%) and Chardonnay (52%). It, with 12.5 % alcohol content, has a pale pink colour that takes on an onion-skin hue over time. Its bouquet is intense and inviting, with an attractive fragrance of fraises des bois, citrus fruits, golden delicious apples and rose petals. Its flavour is dry without being at all harsh; it is fresh, refined and very harmonious, with an elegant undertone of blackcurrants and sweet almonds. There is a long sensation of red berry fruits on the finish. It displays firm backbone, silky fruit and excellent breed.
It pairs perfectly well with fish, crustaceans and cheese. ストロベリーとクリームのような香りがあり、明るい酸味、そして長く風味豊かな果実味が余韻へと続きます。骨格もしっかりしておりフルボディータイプです。