Franciacorta Extra Brut Pas Operé DOCG 2012 Bellavista
In a wonderful territory located in Lombardia, between the Iseo lake and the Po valley, there are 190 hectares of vineyard which give life to the famous Franciacorta Bellavista, an historical name who represents the excellence in the Italian sparkling wines. The Bellavista Franciacorta Gran Cuveèe Pas Opere Extra Brut represents the Bellavista distinction and tradition. It is born by the union of 40 selections methodically researched in the best plots with vine variety of more than 30 years. The grapes are 62% Chardonnay and 38% Pinot Nero. The 50% of the wine, which belongs to this Cuvèe, ferments in white oak barrels. The bottle refinement takes 36 months on yeast, follows the disgorging which consists in the removal of the cap where the lees lay down and then the traditional cork with a little metal cage. The Bellavista Gran Cuvèe Pas Opera is commercialized, at least, 6 years after the harvest.
Characteristics of the sparkling Franciacorta
Esthetically it has a warm yellow color with gold reflections. The scent is enchanting for its elegance and pureness and it has some chamomile, honey, vanilla and anise flavors. The taste is without compromise dry and quite structured with a good acidity and an extraordinary fineness with some ripe fruit flavors.
Suggestions for the sparkling Franciacorta
It has to be served in flute at 6°-8°C. It is excellent for the aperitif time, and it is perfect to be drunk with appetizers, fish starters, fish tartar and main delicate courses.