Franciacorta Brut DOCG Contadi Castaldi
Franciacorta Brut DOCG is a sparkling wine, Champenoise method of the winery Contadi Castaldi. Winery which selected between this magnificent area of Franciacorta, the most famous vineyards and the winemakers richer in traditional expertise and experience. To create this sparkling wine have been used grapes: 80% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero and 10% Pinot Bianco. The wine is made by a soft pressing and after the decanting phase are added yeasts. The fermentation in stainless steel has a duration of 20 days. The long aging of 7 months is partly in steel and partly in barriques. In the following month of May it will bottled and sealed with crown caps for the fermentation and left to age in the bottle on the lees for 20-26 months. The last phase of the process involves the degorgement of wine that involves removing the cap on which are deposited sediments. The bottle is then closed with the traditional cork stopper with metal wire cage and left to age for another 3-4 months.
Characteristics of Franciacorta Brut DOCG
Its color is straw yellow with greenish hues. To the nose is fresh, with lime notes and citrus shades. On the palate it is rich of harmony and personality with a long and enjoyable finish.
Recommended pairings while tasting this Brut DOCG produced by Contadi Castaldi
Serve in a flute at a temperature of 6-8°C. Excellent as an aperitif and a perfect companion to appetizers, entrees of fish, fish tartare, salami and fresh cheeses.