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 Franciacorta DOCG

Franciacorta DOCG

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Spumante DOCG for (sparkling wine) in the Italian region Lombardy . The area of ​​around 1,000 hectares of vineyard covers 23 communities on the southern edge of Lake Iseo in the province of Brescia. The name comes from the Latin word "francae curtes" for the exemption of the local monasteries and convents. Due to the excellent sparkling wines, the area is also known as the "Champagne of Italy". The fame was the young winemaker Franco Franco Ziliani justified, in the Champagne house Moet et Chandon had learned. In 1961 he started at the winery Guido to produce a competent winemaker sparkling wine and soon attracted attention with its quality. Many other wineries followed, today there are around a hundred.

In 1995 the wine was the first and only (beginning 2009) flaschenvergorener Spumante Italian DOCG status (the DOCG sparkling Moscato d'Asti and Asti Spumante is produced by fermentation tank). The wine is straw yellow to greenish after Metodo classico (Bottle fermentation) from Chardonnay and / or Pinot Nero vinified and / or Pinot Bianco. He must be at least 18 months on the yeast mature and must not exceed 25 months will be marketed after harvest. A "Millesimato" is made from high quality grapes of special vintages (at least 85%). He must be 30 months on the yeast mature and may be marketed after 37 months of harvest.

The variant "Satèn" (formerly Crémant) is made exclusively from Chardonnay and / or Pinot Bianco "blanc de blancs" pressed exclusively as an "incubator". The name "Satèn" derives from the dialect word for "velvet" or "silky" from. The variant "Rose" has at least 15% Pinot Nero's share. The minimum alcohol content for all versions of 11.5% vol. Well-known producers are Bella Vista, , Ca 'del Bosco , Castellino, Cavalleri, Cornaleto, Faccoli, Gatti, Lantieri de Paratico , Marchiopolo , Monte Rossa, La Montina, Barone Pizzini, Uberti, Villa Franciacorta and Vezzoli. After Spumante DOCG classification was created for the still wines of the DOC Terre di Franciacorta, but the name was later due to confusion Curtefranca changed.
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