• Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      Delicately fruity Franciacorta from Chardonnay with aromas of ripe, tropical fruits and some brioche. Fresh and fine 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

      "Fresh lemons and peaches with a light pastry edge and a core of apples and pears." James Suckling

      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • 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 Acidity: 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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      04110100 ·  0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "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 aromas of citrus fruits and fresh yeast pastry. Wrapping and creamy on the palate, structured and harmonious, very persistent and with a nutty finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This has a very fresh and smooth palate with honeyed pears and lemons, delivered in silky and soft mode." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:91 points
      • 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 Acidity: 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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      04110400 · 0,75 l · 32,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      24,27 €
    • "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 Acidity: 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 · 33,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      25,25 €
    • "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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      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 Acidity: 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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      04110315 · 0,75 l · 33,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,25 €
    • "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 Acidity: 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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      04112115 · 0,75 l · 33,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,25 €
    • "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 Acidity: 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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      04110515 · 0,75 l · 33,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,25 €
    • "Essence Noir" Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Extra Brut

      “Essence Noir” Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Extra Brut

      White vinified Pinot Nero with complex aromas, body, sustainability and elegance. Intense yellow with a delicate copper tone. Strong on the palate with fine, persistent perlage and foam. With just 3g residual sugar a very precise and racy Franciacorta. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Vinibuoni:
      • 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 Acidity: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,00 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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      04110714 · 0,75 l · 34,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      26,22 €
    • "Essence Noir" Franciacorta DOCG 2015 Extra Brut

      “Essence Noir” Franciacorta DOCG 2015 Extra Brut

      White vinified Pinot Nero with complex aromas, body, sustainability and elegance. Intense yellow with a delicate copper tone. Strong on the palate with fine, persistent perlage and foam. With just 3g residual sugar a very precise and racy Franciacorta. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Vinibuoni:
      • 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 Acidity: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      04110715 · 0,75 l · 36,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      27,20 €
    • "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

      "Sparkling, rich straw yellow with fine perlage. Very open and accessible nose with accentuated ripe notes of baked apple, mint and walnuts. "Full on the palate, fine honey notes, salty. Falstaff

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Falstaff:91 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 Acidity: 6,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,20 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,16
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04110609 · 0,75 l · 51,85 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      38,89 €
    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