Franciacorta Extra Brut

La Montina ~ Franciacorta ~ Extra Brut

Importer Notes:   Extra Brut displays a drier side of Franciacorta with a very minimal residual sugar content of 3.5g /l. 

Grapes:  80% Pinot Nero & 20% Chardonnay

Farming:  Organic

Vineyard:  A blend of vineyards in several provinces within Franciacorta.

Vine Age: 10-25 years

Altitude:  200-500 MASL

Soil:  Morainic (ancient glacier melt)

Winemaking:  After the initial fermentation and aging the wine is blended with a previous vintage and bottled with the liqueur de tirage (raw sugar cane & yeast) where it undergoes its second fermentation in the bottle and rests for 2 years on the lees.  After disgorgement a blend of still wine and raw cane sugar is used for the dosage.  It is made in an Extra-Brut style with less than 4g/l of residual sugar.

Production:  500 cases (9l)

Tasting Notes:  White flower, apple, brioche.  Bone dry with a fine perlage.

Pairings:  Fried fish & mozzarella.

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