Franciacorta '61 Brut
Berlucchi is an iconic house and pioneer in Italy: it was the first winery to release a metodo classico Franciacorta in the 60’s. Berlucchi is also the most powerful premium sparkling wine brand in Italy. The name Franciacorta comes from the terms Francae Curtes, name given during the feudal period to the communities of French Benedictine monks who settled in the region to cultivate the vine. These communities were exempted from the princely taxes in exchange for their services. Francae Curtes (franc de taxe in French) therefore means free of taxes. It then evolved through time to the Italian version Franciacorta.
90% chardonnay and 10% pinot noir. Selection of old vines. Varietals vinified separately. The assemblage of the cuvée is decided in the spring following harvest. Matured for a minimum of 24 months on lies followed by an additional 2 months after disgorgement.
A blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, this refined sparkler opens with heady aromas of white wild flower, citrus and a whiff of bread crust. On the lively palate, fresh acidity brightens creamy white peach, Golden Delicious apple and lemon drop. A brioche note wraps up the finish.