enrico gatti franciacorta

Enrico Gatti Franciacorta Brut

enrico gatti franciacorta
Enrico Gatti Franciacorta Brut

Enrico Gatti Franciacorta Brut

In All That Sparkles YWIW talked about the top ten things to know about Sparkling Wine, specifically focusing on types based around the regions.  Enrico Gatti is one of our favorite producers of Franciacorta, making beautiful complex wines.

Fast Facts About Franciacorta

  • Italy’s most prestigious Metodo Classico
  • Hilly slopes near Lake Isco, in Lombardy Italy
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Bianco
  • 1961 1st Sparkling wine produced in the region
  • 1967 Franciacorta DOC created for both still & sparkling wine
  • 1995 Franciacorta’s Sparkling wines granted DOCG
  • ageing period is 18 months for the non-vintage wines, 24 months for the rosé and satèn, 30 months for the vintage-marked millesimatoand an impressive 60 months for the riserva wines.
  • Styles of Franciacorta- Non-Vintage, Satèn, Rosé, Millesimato, Riserva

Enrico Gatti Franciacorta Brut Quick Tasting

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • on the lees for 18-24 months before dégorgement
  • Straw yellow with golden reflections and lively perlage(effervescence, bubbles). The wine shows citrusy crispness, floral notes, fresh aromas and flavors, with notes of almonds and fresh bread crust.  I love the racy acidity that dances through your mouth, the active bubbles, the freshness of the wine.  Truly great Sparkling wine, for me, is about the mouth feel, the elegance and nuances, the layers that slowly reveal, all of which Enrico Gatti Franciacorta has.

Purchased at deVines Fine Wines, available at other fine wine stores in Edmonton.  Search on LiquorConnect to find a store near you.

Yours in Wine, Sasha

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