• 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

      • 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Primi Piatti, white meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04110100 ·  0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Essence" Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Brut

      “Essence” Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Brut

      Franciacorta Brut 2014 combines the elegance of Chardonnay with the aristocracy of Pinot Nero. Rich bouquet with memories of ripe yellow fruits. On the palate intensely aromatic, with very fine persistent perlage and creamy foam. This brood accompanies starters or the entire menu. Perfect! 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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      04110314 · 0,75 l · 33,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      24,90 €
    • "Essence" Franciacorta Rosé DOCG 2014 Brut

      “Essence” Franciacorta Rosé DOCG 2014 Brut

      Essence Rosé 2014 offers intense fruit, elegant complexity and balanced structure. In the bouquet small, red berries and spicy notes, the perlage persistent and fine, full-bodied on the palate, intense, harmonious and fresh in taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, radiant orange with a brilliant core. In the nose after marzipan, roasted almonds, then blood oranges, some peach and salt in the aftertaste. On the palate it shows precise fruit with orange and mandarin peels, very definite and crunchy, opens on a massive perlage, salty and juicy drink, multi-layered and massive". Falstaff

      "Who doesn't have a soft spot for rosé sparkling wine from Italy? I know I do. The 2014 Franciacorta Essence Brut Rosé Millesimato (with 20 months of lees' aging) is a polished and silky expression. The bouquet opens to fragrant tones of wild berry, cassis, sweet almond and garden herb. There is a touch of white licorice or crushed white pepper as well. The perlage is fine and persistent." Robert Parker

      "Enticingly fragrant, this offers aromas of rose petal, citrus chamomile and a whiff of brioche. Savory and precise, the vibrant palate delivers strawberry, pomegranate, bread crust and mineral alongside racy acidity and silky perlage. The dry crisp finish closes on a hazelnut note." (Editors' Choice) Wine Enthusiast

      • 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04112114 · 0,75 l · 33,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping4 units available

      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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04110400 · 0,75 l · 34,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      25,90 €
    • "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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      04110514 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    • "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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      04110714 · 0,75 l · 37,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      27,90 €
    • "Quintessence" Franciacorta DOCG 2009 Extra Brut

      “Quintessence” Franciacorta DOCG 2009 Extra Brut

      The quintessence of Franciacorta and the top product of the winery - full-bodied, elegant, extremely fine. The optimally developed bouquet of tropical fruits and dried fruit is varied, the terroir and the signature of the winery are unmistakable. On the palate strong and fresh, the taste is an explosion of nuanced aromas. Only 7,000 bottles are produced every year. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2007 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 60 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,20 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,16
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04110609 · 0,75 l · 52,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      39,50 €
    About the winemakers
    Antica Fratta
    Lombardy
    Antica Fratta

    "El cantinù"In the regional dialect, the locals reverently called this plant in the hills between the Lago d'Iseo and Brescia at Franciacorta. Literally translated: the giant cellar. It is almost a tunnel system that Cavaliere Luigi Rossetti dug into the rocks of the hills behind his house more than 150 years ago. The cellar tubes form a Greek cross and have a capacity of six thousand hectolitres of wine. An enormous amount for that time. From the old farmhouse, which probably came from the 16th century, he formed a stately villa and conducted a considerable wine trade here. All this splendour faded after the death of the wealthy owner and the property changed hands several times.

    It was not until 1979 that the once flourishing estate was breathed back into life. Franco Zilliani, with the Guido Berlucchi winery probably one of the most important driving forces in the entire Franciacorta area, discovered the run-down estate. The cellar impressed him beyond all measure and so he planned with his team a gentle renovation of villa, cellars and vineyards. The Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Nero grape varieties dominate, which can be vinified using the most modern methods and are then left to mature and rest in the traditional cellars. The name is supposed to recall the past time, Antica Fratta could be literally translated as "Old undergrowth" Translate. In dialect, however, it was rather the overgrown, old estate that was meant, which nature had already partly reclaimed.

    Today, the claim is made here that the "Essence of Franciacorta" which is quite realistic on the Alluvian soils with a high lime content. Mineral base wines become elegant spumanti by means of the classical so-called champagne method (metodo classico), which are regularly celebrated in the highest tones in the wine critique. Perfectionist and in love with every detail, we not only work in the vineyard and vinification, but also in the exclusive bottle and packaging. The artistic capsules are more popular with collectors than some champagne capsules. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1979
    • Owner: Guido Berlucchi & C. Spa
    • Oenologist: Arturo Zilliani
    • Annual production: approx. 300,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 11 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation