• "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

      "Ripe peach and pear, caramel and floral aromas. Decent depth of flavour with a pleasant mousse and persistence." Decanter

      "Peach and passion fruit flavors leap from the glass of this harmonious sparkler. Meshes lively acidity with a lacy mousse and accents of pastry cream, candied pink grapefruit zest and spring blossom." Wine Spectator

      "This is one of the most accessible and well-priced expressions of high-end (Classic Method) Italian sparkling wines you can find on the market today. The NV Franciacorta '61 Brut (disgorged in 2017) is fresh and zesty with a long and festive set of easy-drinking qualities. You get citrus, stone fruit and sweet almond all backed by persistent perlage. The wine represents a blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Nero aged on the lees for two years." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Decanter :92 points / silver medal
      • 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080200 ·  0,75 l · 26,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,50 €
    • "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:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04082100 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      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, on the palate very aromatic and well structured. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Clementine to ripe Granny Smith aromas. A dry palate with stone fruit flavours, great acidity and a long mineral finish." Decanter

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

      "Pale yellow. Delicate nectarine, apple and vanilla on the nose. Broad, silky and dry, showing very good volume to the soft stone fruit flavors. Picks up a floral note with air and closes long, with very good cut and clarity. Lovely sparkler." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Enticing scents of white spring blossom, orchard fruit and a whiff of pastry take center stage on this elegant sparkler. Made entirely with Chardonnay, the graceful palate doles out white peach, yellow apple, lemon and a hint of brioche alongside bright acidity and a silky perlage." Wine Enthusiast

      "The NV Franciacorta '61 Brut Satèn (disgorged in 2018) shows citrusy characteristics that are central to the wine's identity and appeal. Those zesty notes are followed by softer contours that recall peach and honeydew melon. This sparkling Satèn expression (made with 100% Chardonnay) offers a level of smooth softness and silkiness that you only get here." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:90+ points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Decanter :91 points / silver medal
      • Vinous: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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080600 · 0,75 l · 27,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080300 · 0,75 l · 27,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      20,90 €
    • "61" Franciacorta Millesimato DOCG 2011 Brut Nature

      “61” Franciacorta Millesimato DOCG 2011 Brut Nature

      Berlucchi 61 Brut Nature 2011 is a lace franciacorta made from Chardonnay and Pinot Nero that does not require any dosage at all and thus perfectly rounds off the 61 collection at the top. This line stands for the year of birth of the first Franciacorta, which was created in 1961 in the centuries-old Berlucchi wineries. The grapes come from four vineyards between Corte Franca and Provaglio d'Iseo. The purity of the cuvée perfectly embodies the expression of the terroir, showing the fascination of Chardonnay and the minerality of Pinot Noir. The bouquet exudes these honestly fragrant tones, rich on the palate and with a lot of soul. Very big! SUPERIORE.DE

      "A blend of Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Nero (30%), the 2011 Franciacorta '61 Nature Dosaggio Zero is aged on its own yeasts in bottle for 60 months. That extended lees' aging gives this sparkling wine a noticeably creamy and richer style. The bouquet is redolent of stone fruit and baked apple, and you also get cinnamon and baked bread." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:Sparkling wine of the year 2019
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 5 years on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,40 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080711 · 0,75 l · 42,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      31,90 €
    • "61" Franciacorta Millesimato Rosé DOCG 2012 Brut Nature

      “61” Franciacorta Millesimato Rosé DOCG 2012 Brut Nature

      The "61" line stands for the birth year of the first Franciacorta, which was created in 1961 in the centuries-old Berlucchi wineries. The grapes come from four vineyards between Corte Franca and Provaglio d'Iseo.

      Delicate peach-pink. Bewitching scent of cranberry, citrus with a mineral component. On the palate a fine note of bread and yeast mixed with power, acidity and tannin of Pinot Nero, rich foam and a fine, persistent perlage. In the finish an aristocratic bitter note and graceful creaminess. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense bright ruby garnet with brilliant core. A delicate and inviting nose, of flintstone, cranberries and a hint of blood orange, lemon. On the palate very juicy and brisk, elegant acidity structure supports the crisp body, spreads beautifully, long and clear, in the finish delicate and with light pressure." Falstaff

      "Made entirely with Pinot Nero, this elegant sparkler is both dazzling and savory. It opens with aromas of pomegranate, botanical herbs and bread crust that follow over to the dry, savory palate along with grapefruit and ginger notes. Bright acidity lends tension and freshness while a silky perlage imparts finesse." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 5 years on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,55 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,35 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,08
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04082212 · 0,75 l · 50,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      37,90 €
    • "Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva" Franciacorta DOCG 2008 Brut

      “Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva” Franciacorta DOCG 2008 Brut

      Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva is a masterpiece of great vintage. A carefully selected blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero, this wine is a complex blend of fresh yeast, pear and lemongrass. On the palate a bright fruit, firm, with lively acidity and wonderfully constant perlage. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A pure expression of Chardonnay, the 2008 Franciacorta Riserva Brut Satèn Palazzo Lana opens to a citrusy element that carries through to both the bouquet and the mouthfeel. Candied lemon, apricot, dried herb and a touch of drying mineral add to the wine's smooth integration. This is a rich and sophisticated sparkling wine that is partially aged in wood. Only 9,000 bottles were produced." Robert Parker

      "Aromas of bread dough, apple and pear follow through to a full body, round and creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Shows complexity." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Slow Wine:Great wine
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 years on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 70 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,00
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080408 · 0,75 l · 79,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      59,90 €
    • "Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva" Franciacorta DOCG 2008 Brut<br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva” Franciacorta DOCG 2008 Brut · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva is a masterpiece of great vintage. A carefully selected blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero, this wine is a complex blend of fresh yeast, pear and lemongrass. On the palate a bright fruit, firm, with lively acidity and wonderfully constant perlage. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A pure expression of Chardonnay, the 2008 Franciacorta Riserva Brut Satèn Palazzo Lana opens to a citrusy element that carries through to both the bouquet and the mouthfeel. Candied lemon, apricot, dried herb and a touch of drying mineral add to the wine's smooth integration. This is a rich and sophisticated sparkling wine that is partially aged in wood. Only 9,000 bottles were produced." Robert Parker

      "Aromas of bread dough, apple and pear follow through to a full body, round and creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Shows complexity." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Slow Wine:Great wine
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 years on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 70 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,00
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080508 · 4,5 l · 82,09 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping2 units available

      369,40 €
    About the winemakers
    Berlucchi Guido
    Lombardy
    Berlucchi Guido

    After several unsuccessful attempts in the 1950s to produce a sparkling wine using the champagne method in Lombardy, Franco Ziliani and his friends Guido Berlucchi and Giorgio Lanciani finally reached the goal of their dreams in 1961: for the first time they produced 3,000 bottles of Spumante Metodo Classico and labelled it Pinot di Franciacorta.

    The initially few customers were impressed by the elegance of the bubbling drop. With this initially small production, the foundation stone was also laid for Franciacorta, not far from Lago d´Iseo, a sparkling wine zone of international importance. In the meantime, the Guido Berlucchi winery in Borgonato has become one of the great names in Italian viticulture thanks to its convincing quality work. Because anyone who drinks sparkling wine on special occasions in this boot-looking country reaches for Franciacorta. As president and founder of the company, Franco Ziliani - now over 80 years old - is supported passionately and competently by his children Arturo (oenologist), Paolo and Cristina in the estate.

    After the huge initial success, the growing demand for grapes meant that the Ziliani family and Spiritus Rector Guido Berlucchi had to buy fruit from other terroirs after some time. In the meantime, however, Franciacorta has long since successfully re-established itself alongside the classic labels in the range of the Lombard wine house. Also that all the qualities from Berlucchi's excellent Spumante series "Cuveé Imperiale" which have since been upgraded to Franciacorta DOCG is worth the news. This is because the roots of the company have received their appropriate recognition.

    In the wide and very well kept battery of bottles of the last very fast growing wine house Guido Berlucchi the "Palazzo Lana Brut Extrême" and the "68 Brut Nature" especially. These fine wines are awarded by the wine guide Gambero Rossowith the highest ratings. – often three glasses – thoughtful. The production rules are as strict as in the Champagne: a simple Franciacorta Brut must lie on the yeast for at least 18 months, a vintage wine even 30 months.

    Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the first Spumante Metodo Classico, the company in Palazzo Lana was honoured in 2011 with an official Poste Italiane stamp. The great success story of the legendary wine house Berlucchi will certainly soon be added to other chapters. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Three friends and business leaders, Guido Berlucchi, Franco Ziliani and Giorgio Lanciani, founded this historic estate in 1955 and are credited with inventing Franciacorta metodo classico sparkling wine. Under the leadership of a new generation, including Cristina Ziliani, Berlucchi is a force to be reckoned with, boasting an annual production of five million bottles."Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1977
    • Owner: Guido Berlucchi & C. Spa
    • Oenologist: Ferdinando dell'Aquila, Arturo Ziliani
    • Annual production: approx. 5,000,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 650 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation