I spent quite a bit of time looking for a good Franciacorta (Italian sparkling wine) as it is not easy to come by. I am happy to have discovered Castelveder as they produce wines of finesse and character which showcases the grape varietal to its fullest.
2007, Dry, 13%, 750ml
Selection of the best Chardonnay grapes, five years lees aging before disgorgement, Residual sugar 8 g/l.
Nose is full of honey, bacon, biscuit and sweet corn due to the aging period. On the palate, the complexity is accentuated by the savoury flavours of yeast and biscuit accompanied by a very long length. The Crown Jewel of Castelveder.
7-10°C. Breathe 30 minutes before serving. Up to 7 years
Rich cream-based dishes or tortellini with butter-sage sauce.