N/ One of my favorite aromas in the entire world is saffron. This is the first wine I’ve ever smelled that had some of the characteristic aromas of saffron.
Simply blew me away, and admittedly biased me to loving this wine even before I sipped it.
Her other aroma attributes include light citrus, pears, green apple, river rocks, and spice. Love. This.
T/ Medium mouthfeel. Soft ripe green apples, spiced pear juice, toasty malty bread, and salty marine flavors.
Extended finish where saffron revisits. Lovely.
Price = under $30
N = A+
T = A / A+
I = A
Overall = A / A+
This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery and was part of a tasting organized by @ and @ .
More information on Franciacorta…
“Franciacorta is the first Italian wine produced exclusively by the traditional method of re-fermentation in the same bottle, and the first wine to obtain Italy’s highest appellation award of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita).
Traditional Method: Franciacorta DOCG wines are made using the traditional process of second fermentation in the (same) bottle. Franciacorta was the first Italian wine produced exclusively by bottle re-fermentation to receive the DOCG status.
The wines are produced using Chardonnay and/or Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) grapes, and Pinot Bianco can be used to a certain extent—up to 50%.
Non-vintage: Aged at least 18 months. All flavor categories: Undosed, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Sec and Demi-Sec.
Franciacorta Satèn: Blanc de Blancs – generally 100% Chardonnay. Non-vintage, aged at least 24 months. Brut flavor category only.
Rosé: A minimum of 25% Pinot Nero must be used. Non-vintage, aged at least 24 months. All flavor categories.
Millesimato: A Vintage wine with at least 85% of the wine from the stated vintage. Aged at least 30 months. Undosed, Extra Brut, Brut and Extra Dry flavor categories.
Riserva: A Millesimato, Satèn or Rosé which has stayed on its lees for a minimum of 60 months.
Undosed, Extra Brut, Brut flavor categories.
Labels carry only the name Franciacorta, a single term that defines the territory, the production method and the wine.
Contact: Catherine Seda Bugue, Balzac Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707.255.7667
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