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Ferghettina Franciacorta Saten Brut DOCG

2017

In a Nutshell

Satèn is Italian for 'satin' - it specifies a blanc de blancs wine, with a creamy style and less vigorous fizz.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of fresh citrus, with appealing toasty notes. The palate is complex with delicate hints of smoke and flint, a delicious creamy texture, buttery brioche character and a hint of almond and honey. Elegant with a fine mousse and long finish.

Production Notes

The Gatti family manage 120 hectares of vineyards in six localities within the DOC. Grapes for Satèn are selected from older vineyards in just two village areas. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tank at controlled temperature between 16 and 18°C with selected yeast. 10% of the base wine finishes alcoholic fermentation in used barriques and matures there for 5 months. Tirage is carried out in spring time of the following year. The wine has 36 months of ageing on the lees. Dosage added is 7 grams/litre (Satèn can only be produced as a Brut style). Satèn also has a lower pressure (less than 4.5 atmospheres) than other Franciacorta wines and this is responsible for its distinctive softness.

Grape Blend

100%

Chardonnay

Producer - Azienda Agricola Ferghettina

Ferghettina is a family winery – established in 1991 by Roberto Gatti, and run with his wife Andreina, and their children Laura and Matteo. Starting with just 3-4ha of vineyard and a small production of Franciacorta Brut, Ferghettina has now grown to become one of the finest Franciacorta wineries.

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Detailed Information

Type

Sparkling Wine

Country

Italy

Region

Lombardy

Vintage

2017

Size

0.75L

ABV

12.5%

Grape

Chardonnay

Viticulture

Sustainable

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Champagne Cork

£32.50

11 in stock

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