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Grape Varietal: 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Blanc, 10% Pinot Noir
Pronunciation: “frahn-chah-COR-tah”
Tasting Notes: A sparkling wine, with a softer acidity than Champagne. Hints of almond, peach, and citrus fruit.
Food Pairing: Aged goat cheese, caramelized root vegetables, caprese salad
Serving Notes: 16-18C
Grape History: The post-war Italian economic miracle has its origins in Lombardy, and the sparkling wines of Franciacorta are poignantly symbolic of northern Italy’s impressive economic strength. It is not a coincidence that when local entrepreneurs banded together to envisage a wine region of their own in the 1960s and 1970s they aspired to Champagne. Thanks to sheer willpower, Franciacorta came to be.
Harvest: Harvests in mid-August
Vinification: Produced by the method champenoise, where there is a second fermentation taking place in the bottles.
Aging: 18-35 months, bottled with yeast and sugar, similar to Champagne
Bottling:  Varies
Alcoholic Content: 12% by volume
Sugar: 2 g/l
Total Acidity: Varies in acidity (g/l)
Location: Northern Italy, in the Lombardy region
Altitude: Varies on location in region
Soil: Mineral-rich, calcareous gravel and sandy morainal soils
Density: 2,200 hectares (5,400 acres)
Trimming Technique: Varies
Structure:  Varies