Ferghettina, Franciacorta DOCG, Milledi, Brut, Lombardy, Italy, 2009, 12.5% abv, C$50++

imageBoth sets of ‘rents were over to celebrate our moving back to the hometown.  So, out came this sparkling wine from north central Italy for a toast.

Made from 100% Chardonnay in the traditional method and aged for 36 months (just as it would be in Champagne), this vintage product comes in a nifty, square bottle that makes a great water decanter after you’re finished enjoying the wine.

A soft lemon colour, it has a very persistent bead with aromas of ripe citrus and freshly baked bread.

The palate is dry with refreshing acidity and flavours of lemon curd, lime rind, yellow apple and French bread with unmistakeable almond on the back end.  The finish is long and there’s great minerality.

A WSET Very Good wine that offers excellent value for the cost (available at BCLB stores for BC readers).

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2 Responses to Ferghettina, Franciacorta DOCG, Milledi, Brut, Lombardy, Italy, 2009, 12.5% abv, C$50++

  1. Jill Barth says:

    Just wrote about Lombardy, and of course Franciacorta is fascinating. Couldn’t easily get a bottle in US. Lovely to see this post. Thank you. Santé!

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