La Montina Rose

LA MONTINA FRANCIACORTA ROSÉ EXTRA BRUT

Importer Notes:  Franciacorta Rosé like the other bubbly in the region requires a specific blend.  There is some flexibility, but the parameters are Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco (max 50%), Pinot Nero (min 35%) & Erbamat (max 10%).  

Grapes:  85% Pinot Nero & 15% Chardonnay

Farming:  Organic

Vineyard:  A blend of vineyards in several provinces of 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 28 months 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:  575 cases (9l)

Tasting Notes:  Ripe red berries, bone dry with a fine perlage.

Pairings:  Charcuterie and hard cheeses.

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