Year 2005: 3 bicchieri 2011 PLUS Gambero Rosso - Miglior Bollicine dell'anno 2011 Gambero Rosso - 5 grappoli 2011 DuemilaVini Le marchesine
PRODUCTION ZONE: This wine is produced our vineyard situated on the hill LA SANTISSIMA in GUSSAGO (about 270 metres high). The production of grapes is 40 ql. per hectare.
VINE E VINIFICATION: The Franciacorta D.O.C.G. Brut stems clonal selections of Chardonnay grapes. At harvest, the grapes are handpicket and placed into small boxes. Then, the whole grapes undergo a very slow and soft pressing. Fermentation occurs at controlled temperature (17 - 19 degrees) with indigenous yeast in order to maintain the flavours and the aromas of Franciacorta. After the fermentation, the wine matures in stainless steel tanks. In March and April the wine is bottled and the process to induce the sparkling takes place; Then the bottles are stored in rooms at controlled temperature (12 - 14 degrees) for at least 36 months. After that period, the Franciacorta D.O.C.G. Brut presents its particular flavour and aroma, together with the finest perlage. The wine is then ready for the final stages: remuage, degorgement and labelling.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS: The colour is yellow with green reflections. The perlage is very fine and persistent. The bouquet is delicate and compact, followed by a dry taste and the distinctive finish of its full flavour.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12 - 12,5% vol.
A sparkling wine for connoisseurs which develops its full greatness as an escort to the table to be enjoyed as an accompaniment to special menus with a fish basis, with our without sauces.
A lovely, lively perlage is matched by an extravagant and complex bouquet in which flowery notes and accents of honey, white chocolate, and dried fruits all come together. At the same time, components of exotic fruits such as pineapple, grapefruit, and mango become noticeable. The bouquet of the Cuvée Marianna is rounded out by a spicy, freshly roasted note that originates the aging and refining of the still wines in small oak casks. In the mouth, this sparkling wine immediately shows its tendency toward fullness and substance, thanks to its dense structure and a component that still needs to be "tamed" and find its balance. As a result of its freshness, its luxuriant juiciness, and its tastiness, it is an extraordinary product at every phase up to and including its long-lasting and opulent finish.