• Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      Fine fruity Franciacorta from Chardonnay with aromas of ripe tropical fruits and some brioche. Fresh and finely sparkling on the palate, the ideal aperitif. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Enticing scents of white spring flower, white stone fruit and a whiff of almond swirl around in the glass. Smooth and fresh, the bright palate doles out Bartlett pear, white peach and a citrusy note alongside an elegant mousse." Wine Enthusiast

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18-24 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,15
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: Primi Piatti, white meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19,90 €
    • "61" Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      “61” Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      Subtly fine scent of bread crust and white peach, with hints of almond. Long and extremely enjoyable the fresh, clear taste - an affordable classic! SUPERIORE.DE

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      • Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,14
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19,90 €
    • "61" Franciacorta Rosé DOCG Brut

      “61” Franciacorta Rosé DOCG Brut

      A fine berry aroma and a hearty, vital taste with a lot of character distinguish the Franciacorta Rosé. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense cherry pink with a brilliant pit. In the nose delicate and slightly toasted, with hints of hazelnuts and cherries, wild berries, delicate tea nuances. Very fruity palate, opens on ripe raspberry, draws a fine arch with crisp melt, dry, powerful finish." Falstaff

      "Rich and fruity sparkling wine with lightly stewed strawberry and dried lemon undertones. Full body, fruity and lightly bubbled. Fruity finish." James Suckling

      The NV Franciacorta '61 Brut Rosé represents a nicely balanced blend of 60% Pinot Nero and 40% Chardonnay aged in the bottle on the lees for 24 months. This is a delicate but festive wine that shows a steady succession of small berry, lilac and floral aromas. There's a refreshing kick of acidity on the close. Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,10
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19,90 €
    • "61" Franciacorta Satèn DOCG Brut

      “61” Franciacorta Satèn DOCG Brut

      Berlucchis 61 Satèn is a soft, creamy Franciacorta. In the glass of intense straw-yellow colour with fine, even perlage and delicate foam. Smells of bread dough, apple pie and lemon peel, very aromatic and well structured on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A flavorful sparkling wine with apple and pear character. Full body, soft texture and a delicious finish." James Suckling

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      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,16
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      20,90 €
    • "Cuvée Imperiale" Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      “Cuvée Imperiale” Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      Fine perlage, noble scent of light fruits, aromatic herbs and vanilla, elegant on the palate. The high-quality Cuvée Imperiale is full-fruity, stimulating, soft and persistent in taste. (superiore.de)

      • Grape Varieties: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,10
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      20,90 €
    • "Essence" Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Brut

      “Essence” Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Brut

      Franciacorta Brut 2014 perfectly combines the elegance of Chardonnay and the aristocracy of Pinot Nero. Rich bouquet with memories of ripe yellow fruits. On the palate it is intensely aromatic, with very fine persistent perlage and creamy foam. This brood accompanies appetizers or the entire menu. Perfect! SUPERIORE.DE

      "You write Essence Brut and you read essence of Chardonnay. Only the best parcels, enriched with small additions of Pinot Noir vinified in white. Three years on yeasts in search of the right degree of complexity that exalts the elegance and pleasantness of the fruity and floral aromas characterising the "Antica Fratta style", without ever penalizing its pleasantness to drink. Very elegant as an aperitif, an eclectic wine to accompany meals and a highly refined break in a frenzied lifestyle." Wine Enthusiast

      "A blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, the 2014 Franciacorta Essence Brut (disgorged in February 2018) is a fine and delicate sparkling wine. The difficult 2014 vintage, which suffered from above average rain and cooler summer temperatures, is actually very well suited to this sparkling wine. That extra acidity and sharpness serves it well. Aromas include candied lemon peel, white peach and crushed mineral. The wine ages on its yeasts for 36 months. Its inside pressure is measured at five atmospheres, and this helps to drive the refreshing crispness and sharpness you get on the finish." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,20 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      24,90 €
    • "Essence" Franciacorta Satèn DOCG Brut

      “Essence” Franciacorta Satèn DOCG Brut

      Franciacorta Satèn, in this edition made from the best Chardonnay grapes of several vintages, seduces with a complex bouquet of citrus aromas and fresh yeast pastry. A creamy and enveloping palate, structured and harmonious, very persistent with a nutty aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,21
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      24,90 €
    • "Essence" Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Extra Brut Nature

      “Essence” Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Extra Brut Nature

      Franciacorta Nature Dosaggio Zero, made from white vinified Pinot Nero and classic Chardonnay, was pressed from the assemblage of the best grapes and without the addition of a dosage. And this is how this pure, straightforward elegance is created. Intensely fragrant, full-bodied, balanced and persistent. Very fine and striking with just 1.90 g/l residual sugar. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dry and stylish sparkling wine with apple and bread-dough character. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish." James Suckling

      "Vibrant and loaded with finesse, this compelling sparkler offers enticing scents of yellow spring flower, citrus and pastry dough. The pristine precise palate delivers yellow apple, lemon, brioche and mineral alongside tangy acidity and a silky perlage. It has a crisp, bone-dry finish." Wine Enthusiast

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      25,90 €
    • "Essence" Franciacorta DOCG 2015 Brut

      “Essence” Franciacorta DOCG 2015 Brut

      Franciacorta Millesimato Brut perfectly combines the elegance of Chardonnay and the aristocracy of Pinot Nero. Rich bouquet with memories of ripe yellow fruits. On the palate it is intensely aromatic, with very fine persistent perlage and creamy foam. This brood accompanies appetizers or the entire menu. Perfect! SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2014 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,20 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      25,90 €
    • "Essence" Franciacorta DOCG 2015 Extra Brut Nature

      “Essence” Franciacorta DOCG 2015 Extra Brut Nature

      Franciacorta Nature Dosaggio Zero, made from white vinified Pinot Nero and classic Chardonnay, was pressed from the assemblage of the best grapes and without adding any dosage. And this is how this pure, straightforward elegance is created. Intensely fragrant, full-bodied, balanced and persistent. Very fine and distinctive with just 1.90 g/l residual sugar. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2014 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      25,90 €
    • "Essence" Franciacorta Rosé DOCG 2015 Brut

      “Essence” Franciacorta Rosé DOCG 2015 Brut

      Essence Rosé Millesimato Brut offers intense fruit, elegant complexity and balanced structure. On the nose small red berries and spicy notes, the perlage is persistent and fine, full-bodied on the palate, intense, harmonious and fresh on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2014 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 55% Pinot Nero, 45% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,20
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      25,90 €
    • "Essence Noir" Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Extra Brut

      “Essence Noir” Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Extra Brut

      White vinified Pinot Nero with complex aromas, body, persistence and elegance. Intense yellow with a delicate copper tone. Strong taste with fine, persistent perlage and foam. A very precise and racy Franciacorta with just 3.0 g residual sugar. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36/42 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,40 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      27,90 €
    Things to know about
    Franciacorta
     
    Franciacorta

    The Franciacorta is a relatively small and still young wine-growing area. As a result, the subzone in the north of Lombardy is comparatively little known outside Italy. Since the noble sparkling wines play qualitatively long in the first league, they are called by wine connoisseurs rightly in a breath with the French model Champagner.

    It was only in the sixties that Franciacorta, which had previously been characterised by a production for its own needs, began to cultivate wine on a grand scale. The cradle of the manageable and scenically very attractive wine-growing area is the Guido Berlucchi winery (you can also find it here). In 1961 the oenologist and champagne lover Franco Ziliani produced a sparkling wine in classic bottle fermentation for the first time. In Italy, this procedure is used "Metodo Classico " or even "Metodo Tradizionale" is called. Six years later Franciacorta became a DOC region and in 1995 the subzone was granted DOCG status, a controlled and protected designation of origin. This appreciation has been followed by a meteoric rise to this day, which manifests itself in annually increasing sales figures. The goal is clear: Franciacorta should establish itself as an independent name - comparable to the French equivalent from the area around Epernay. This explains why the Consortium, founded in 1990 by a group of winegrowers to protect the 2,000 hectare area in which Franciacorta DOCG is now grown, ordered that the labels on the bottles of Franciacorta DOCG should not be confused with the term "wine". "sparkling wine" - the Italian name for sparkling wine.

    In fact, the Franciacorta can compete with the sometimes much more expensive French model. The grapes come from the Brescia region, between Milan and Verona, not far from Lake Garda. To the east the zone is bordered by foothills of the Rhaetian Alps, to the west by the river Oglio and to the south by Monte Orfano. The temperature differences between day and night are high, the winter months turn out to be cold and humid, the summers are warm. The vines grow on mineral-rich moraine hills; the soils are mostly loose, loamy limestone and siliceous. The vineyards wind like a ribbon around the southern part of Lago d'Iseo. All in all, the conditions for the cultivation of fine sparkling wines in Franciacorta are ideal.

    The production regulations for the North Italian fine sparkling wine are literal and just as strict as in the Champagne. Only the grape types Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero (here maximum 50 percent) are permitted. Yields from newly planted vineyards may only be processed from the third vintage onwards. A simple Franciacorta Brut must mature on the yeast for 18 months and a vintage sparkling wine for at least 30 months before being sold. The dosage and the resulting residual sweetness are kept rather lean, resulting in a complex and elegant drop that also has good ripening and storage potential. A classic Franciacorta Brut (without vintage) is complemented by four other wine types: Satèn, Rosé, Millesimato (vintage sparkling wine) and Riserva. Among the almost one hundred Franciacorta producers, Guido Berlucchi and the Bellavista and Ca' del Bosco wineries are among the best known.

    In Italy, the sparkling wines from the Franciacorta wine region have of course made the breakthrough a long time ago, which has already led to some producers' increasing international demand outstripping supply. Mainly in the north of the country the native noble sparkling wine is enjoyed gladly as aperitif and food companion. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Most thoughts of fine sparkling wines begin and end with champagne. This is understandable, but Champagne, which is also associated with a certain production process - the traditional bottle fermentation process used in other countries - by no means the only area in the world where fine sparkling wine is produced. In Italy, where it is called Spumante, extremely fine, delicate examples succeed, especially in cooler northern regions such as Franciacorta and other parts of Lombardy, Trentino and South Tyrol ..." The gourmet