• "61" Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      “61” Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      Subtle fine fragrance of bread crust and white peach, in addition hints of almond. Long and extremely pleasurable the fresh, clear taste - an affordable classic! SUPERIORE.DE

      "The Franciacorta ’61 Brut blends power with richness and bright, primary fruits to create a wonderfully pleasing experience. Citrus-tinged apples and apricots mingle with dried field grass and hints of brioche. It’s teeming with energy but also soft and soothing, with a slightly exotic and almost-tropical note on the palate. Minerals and residual acids slowly fizzle out, leaving a complete fresh sensation." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • 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 Acidity: 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: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080200 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. 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 it has an intense straw-yellow colour with fine, even perlage and a delicate foam. Smells of bread dough, apple pie and lemon peel, very aromatic and well structured on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:92 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 Acidity: 6,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,00 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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      04080600 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      19,90 €
    • "61" Franciacorta Millesimato DOCG 2012 Brut Nature

      “61” Franciacorta Millesimato DOCG 2012 Brut Nature

      Berlucchi 61 Brut Nature 2012 is a top Franciacorta made of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero, which does completely without dosage and thus rounds off the 61 collection perfectly upwards. This line represents the birth year of the first Franciacorta, created in 1961 at the century-old Berlucchi Vineyards. The grapes come from four vineyards between Corte Franca and Provaglio d'Iseo. The cuvée perfectly embodies the expression of the terroir in its purity, showing the fascination of the Chardonnay and the minerality of the Pinot Noir. The bouquet exudes just these honestly fragrant tones, rich on the palate and with a lot of soul. Quite big! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fruity-ripe, appealing; fine foam, deep and long-lasting, pleases." (JLF) Merum

      "Intense, brilliant straw yellow. Compact and concentrated nose underpinned by subtle yeasty tones, roasted hazelnuts, delicate nougat, reverberating flint and salt lemon. Palate endowed with fine melt and cool juice, spreads crisply, finest perlage, bone dry on the finish." Falstaff

      "The 2012 Franciacorta '61 Nature mixes ripe orchard fruits with lifting mineral and herbal tones to form an inviting bouquet. It’s poised and savory in character, as its fine bead of bubbles give way to an almost-salty expression, along with notes of granny smith apple. There’s a good amount of structure here, as this turns dry and tense through the finale. While completely enjoyable today, I’d be tempted to see what a few years of cellaring might reveal." Vinous

      "A very attractive Franciacorta that frames Thai desserts and Cornish pasties against a sea of lemons and limes. Medium-to full-bodied with an edge of pretty acidity and lots of pastry-like flavors to close." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:93 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 Acidity: 7,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080712 · 0,75 l · 49,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      36,90 €
    • "61" Franciacorta Millesimato Rosé DOCG 2013 Brut Nature

      “61” Franciacorta Millesimato Rosé DOCG 2013 Brut Nature

      The "61" line stands for the year of birth of the first Franciacorta, which was born in 1961 in the centuries-old Berlucchi vineyards. 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 bread and yeast note mixed with the power, acidity and tannin of Pinot Nero, rich foam and a fine, persistent perlage. In the finish an aristocratic dark note and graceful creaminess. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Salmon pink. White-fruit nose with faint notes of red fruit – cherry more than raspberry. Taut but concentrated. Has the same brisk freshness as the Blanc de Blancs of the same vintage. Linear but with a bit of flesh on the bones. Crisp finish with a fine bubble." Jancis Robinson

      • Jancis Robinson:17 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 Acidity: 7,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 68 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,08
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04082213 · 0,75 l · 51,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      38,90 €
    • "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. The pure Pinot Nero grape variety sets itself apart with a complex bouquet of fresh yeast, pear and lemongrass. On the palate a light fruit, firm, with lively acidity and wonderfully constant perlage. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A pure expression of Pinot Noir, 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
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% 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 Acidity: 7,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 70 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,00
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080408 · 0,75 l · 89,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      66,90 €
    • "Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva" Franciacorta DOCG 2009 Brut

      “Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva” Franciacorta DOCG 2009 Brut

      Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva is a masterpiece of great vintage. The pure Pinot Nero grape variety sets itself apart with a complex bouquet of fresh yeast, pear and lemongrass. On the palate a light fruit, firm, with lively acidity and wonderfully constant perlage. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 years on the yeast
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,05 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 68 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,10
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080409 · 0,75 l · 91,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      68,90 €
    • "Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva" Franciacorta DOCG 2009 Brut <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva” Franciacorta DOCG 2009 Brut · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Palazzo Lana Extrême Riserva is a masterpiece of great vintage. The pure Pinot Nero grape variety sets itself apart with a complex bouquet of fresh yeast, pear and lemongrass. On the palate a light fruit, firm, with lively acidity and wonderfully constant perlage. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 years on the yeast
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,05 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 68 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,10
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04080509 · 4,5 l · 94,09 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      423,40 €
    About the winemakersBerlucchi GuidoLombardy
    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