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Village of Cazzago San Martino, Lombardy Region, Italy
Chardonnay 80%, Pinot Nero 20%
Enticing scents of yellow stone fruit, bread dough and a whiff of acacia honey take center stage. The aromas carry over to the palate along with mature Golden Delicious apple, candied lemon zest and a hint of toasted hazelnut. Fresh acidity brightens the rich flavors while a silky mousse lends elegance.
– May, 2019, Lessini Durello 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
The Franciacorta DOCG in Lombardy is regarded as the best region in all of Italy for producing high-quality sparkling wine. This wine is made of 100% Chardonnay and aged on the lees for 36 months (more than twice as long as typical NV Champagne). The cuvee, a blend of the vinified grapes from the winery’s different vineyards is made just before tirage which usually takes place in April and May. Generally after 24 months when aging has given reached the required characteristics disgourging is carried out by priming with of Liqueur d’expedition; at the end the Brut is around 5-6 g/l of sugar. After refining in the winery for three months, Franciacorta Brut DOCG is ready for shipping and tasting.
Sitting at the heart of the Estate of Vigna Dorata is the family farm and the winery that receives its name from being located at a particularly sunny, golden spot. Owned by a family of farmers and growers living on agriculture, the brand was established in 1995. Before that, they used to sell the grapes to other producers in the Franciacorta area. Cultivation of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero started in 1980 when the family decided to dedicate itself to the world of wine and give up the mixed farming started at the beginning of the last century.
Production at the Vigna Dorata farm bestows on all its wines the gift of attention to detail and love and care for the fruits of one’s own land. The focus is to enhance the concept of the Franciacorta terroir.