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Bellavista Cuvee Alma Franciacorta Brut DOCG

Bellavista Cuvee Alma Franciacorta Brut DOCG

Sparkling Wine | NV | Italy, Lombardy | 12.5%

Champagne-quality Italian sparkler.
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Champagne-quality Italian sparkler.

Product Details

Type Sparkling Wine
Origin Italy, Lombardy
Vintage NV
Size 0.75 l
ABV 12.5%
Grapes Chardonnay • Pinot Blanc • Pinot Noir
Sulphite Content Contains Sulphites
Closure Champagne Cork

Production Notes

Made in the ‘traditional method‘, the different parcels of wine are all vinified separately. 15% of the wines used in the blend are fermented and then matured for seven months in small oak barrels. These wines are then blended with the “reserve wines”, which come from between six and nine earlier vintages. Once blended, the wine is bottled and the second fermentation takes place in bottle. It is then left to age on the lees for two and a half years before release. The contribution of the reserve wines ensures Bellavista’s consistent, signature style in every bottle

Producer Information

This estate makes Italy’s finest sparkling wines from its 200 hectares of vineyard situated in a natural amphitheatre in the western part of the Franciacorta zone. The glacial soil is full of stones and provides the ideal environment for the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes used in the production of their Franciacorta.

The property was founded when Vittorio Moretti bought the hill called ‘Bellavista’, because of its stunning view, in the early 1970s. His grandfather had farmed in Franciacorta, where Moretti was born and, after making his money in construction, he returned to buy this superb site. His first vintage, 1979, was made with the idea of having his own wine to drink with friends. In 1981, however, he met a young winemaker called Mattia Vezzola and they formed a partnership that has transformed Bellavista into Italy’s leading producer of quality sparkling wine. They have an approach to production that is astonishing in the way that it cuts no corners. Having gone to all this effort, Moretti wanted to ensure the bottle looked good, so he had his own design produced by the Murano glass factory in Venice. It is a work of art.

The wines stand out for their finesse and elegance, making a second glass irresistible! Founder Vittorio Moretti often refers to the wines’ digestibility, hence making them ideal food wines, or perfect simply as an apéritif or digestif. The ‘Alma’ Grand Cuvée Brut spends at least 40 months on the lees before disgorgement.

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