• "Alma" Franciacorta Gran Cuvée DOCG non dosato

      “Alma” Franciacorta Gran Cuvée DOCG non dosato

      Here comes the new archaic form of Franciacorta - hardly any residual sugar, no dosage, but purism in its purest form. Fresh and direct on the nose, yet finely polished and not over-exuberant. On the palate it is highly elegant with fine perlage and a lot of agility. With all its liveliness, it is always sensual, almost elegant and discreetly enigmatic and of the greatest harmony. A fresh and crisp fine sparkling wine from the best house and one of the most characterful representatives of its kind. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The Franciacorta Grande Cuvée Alma Non Dosato opens to a very dry and crisp bouquet with tones of citrus, melon, quince and fresh pear. As the wine opens in the glass, you get faint aromas of baked bread or French pastry. This classy Franciacorta sparkler from Northern Italy produces fine and steady beading that forms a light foam at the top." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 36 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: < 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04060800 ·  0,75 l · 42,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      32,07 €
    • "Teatro alla Scala" Franciacorta DOCG 2015 Brut

      “Teatro alla Scala” Franciacorta DOCG 2015 Brut

      Fine Franciacorta Brut with a new name and in light yellow gold with delicate mousseux. In the nose very complex and intense, characterized by fine ripe yeast notes, after brioche, finely spiced, juicy yellow fruit, some peach and citrus. On the palate complex and powerful, juicy fruit, plus the fresh structure, a seductive minimal extract sweetness in the aftertaste and fine red-berry nuances in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2014 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 48 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 6,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04060215 · 0,75 l · 50,04 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      37,53 €
    • Franciacorta Satèn DOCG 2015 Brut

      Franciacorta Satèn DOCG 2015 Brut

      Finely yeasty and opulent scent of tropical fruits. Excellent personality, elegant, full-bodied and with a great balance between fruity softness and structure. Oenologist Mattia Vezzola and Bellavista also set standards with their Satèn in terms of complexity and depth. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lots of white pepper and apple puree with some lemon-rind character on the nose and palate. Some flint, too. It’s medium-bodied with a linear, flavorful palate. Dry and delicious." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 77% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Nero, 1% Pinot Bianco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 60 months on the yeast
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04060715 · 0,75 l · 51,85 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      38,89 €
    • Franciacorta Rosé DOCG 2015 Brut

      Franciacorta Rosé DOCG 2015 Brut

      Pinot Nero and Chardonnay give this exceptional Franciacorta a delicate salmon red with an orange touch. In the nose strawberry fruit, a hint of black currant and fine floral nuances. Freshly structured on the palate, with lively mousseux and delicate red-berry aromas underscored with citrus. A light-footed character with elegance, character and grace right through to the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Subtle aromas of sliced peaches, strawberries, rose petals and slate follow through to a medium to full body with layers of fruit and underpinning acidity. It’s compact and beautiful." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 62% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 5 years on the yeast
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 6,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,00 g/l
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04062115 · 0,75 l · 57,05 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      42,79 €
    • Franciacorta Pas Operé DOCG 2012 Extra Brut

      Franciacorta Pas Operé DOCG 2012 Extra Brut

      Bellavista's Pas Operé enchants with its elegant peach aroma and fine tangerine nuances. Elegant and balanced on the palate with lively acidity and good minerality. An extraordinary Franciacorta of all-encompassing complexity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An aromatic note of marzipan wafts from the glass of this balanced version, with a refined mousse and well-cut, snappy acidity framing rich flavors of ripe Gala apple, chalk, biscuit and lemon zest." Wine Spectator

      "From a hot and dry vintage, the 2012 Franciacorta Pas Operé Extra Brut is a blend of two-thirds Chardonnay and one-third Pinot Nero. Fruit is rigorously selected only from vines aged 30 years old or more, planted with southeast-facing exposures. Because of the vintage conditions, I pick up on thick, full-bodied aromas of ripe peach, poached pear and honey. There is a sweet floral component to the sparkling wine that reminds me of almond blossom or honeysuckle. This wine comes close to feeling heavy and sticky, but ultimately its natural acidity kicks in to better balance the overall mouthfeel." Robert Parker

      "A deep and complex, maturing sparkling wine with a delicate smoky note. Plenty of candied lemon and enormous raciness and drive on the palate, yet there is nothing demanding about this great spumante at all." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 65% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 years on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 7,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: < 3,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04060312 · 0,75 l · 59,65 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      44,74 €
    • Franciacorta Pas Operé DOCG 2014 Extra Brut

      Franciacorta Pas Operé DOCG 2014 Extra Brut

      Bellavista's Pas Operé enchants in the fragrance with elegant peach aroma and fine nuances of tangerines. Elegant and balanced on the palate with lively acidity and good minerality. An extraordinary Franciacorta of all-embracing complexity. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2013 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 65% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 years on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 7,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: < 3,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04060314 · 0,75 l · 60,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      45,72 €
    • Franciacorta "Vittorio Moretti" Riserva DOCG 2013 Extra Brut

      Franciacorta “Vittorio Moretti” Riserva DOCG 2013 Extra Brut

      Flowery, structured and deep - the Riserva Franciacorta Extra Brut Vittorio Moretti, one of the absolutely best spumante that Italy has to offer. Juicy peaches, apricots, mint and flowers in an opulent bouquet. On the palate very lively and pure with balanced notes of oak. A warm, soft wine with great potential for development. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2011 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 58% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 years on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      04060513 · 0,75 l · 103,85 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      77,89 €
    About the winemakers
    Bellavista
    Lombardy
    Bellavista

    The wine lover Vittorio Moretti aims to express the special character of his native Franciacorta in sparkling and still wines. Today, the Bellavista winery in Lombardy, world-famous above all for its spumanti, is at the head of Terra Moretti, the family holding managed by the successful entrepreneur and his daughter Francesca. Other important agricultural companies in Lombardy and Tuscany belong to the group. With its brilliant sparkling wines, Bellavista is one of the great role models of the up-and-coming region. The Hotel L is located in Erbusco between vines and cypresses.'Albereta Relay & Châteaux.

    All the grapes used for the production of the sparkling wines are produced using the classic method of bottle fermentation, without exception, from our own vineyards, which are spread over ten municipalities of Franciacorta and which are cultivated with great care. The sensitive General Manager Mattia Vezzola, elected Oenologist of the Year by the Wine Guide Gambero Rossoin 2008, has put all his energy into the work in the vineyard and cellar since 1981. His philosophy, combined with strict handwork, gentle pressing of the grapes and long ageing in small woods, gives the multiple award-winning Franciacorta cuvées from Bellavista, distinguished by their strength and character, a high recognition value. The style of Bellavista's drops, bottled every year in well over a million bottles, is refined, elegant and complex.

    In the Lombard wine-growing estate with a view of the Lago d'Iseo works in harmony with nature. Fidelity to the terroir is another important feature. Vezzola only allows the grapes to be harvested when they are optimally ripe. Most of the berries are not fermented in steel tanks but in barriques to give the wines longevity and structure. The fullness of the palate is characteristic of Bellavista wines, which age in underground galleries for at least four years before being sold. The noblest plants can even mature for seven years.

    Vittorio Moretti, once a contractor in Lombardy, had inherited several hectares of vineyards from his grandfather. He named his first vineyard after the hill on which the parcels were located: Bellavista. The charismatic winegrower was one of the first to invest in Franciacorta on a large scale in the seventies. Today, the melodious estate name is associated with around 190 hectares of vineyards, the grapes of which are bottled in well over a million bottles every year. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The Bellavista spumanti are among the best that Franciacorta has to offer.“ The gourmet

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1977
    • Owner: Vittorio Moretti
    • Oenologist: Mattia Vezzola
    • Annual production: approx. 1,300,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 190 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation