Franciacorta Satèn

Clarabella

£27.50

The ‘aperitivo per eccellenza’ if you ask any Northern Italian. Elegant but never austere, silky as the name suggests, with a fine and persistent effervescence that will reward lovers of the methods champenoise.

The ‘aperitivo per eccellenza’ if you ask any Northern Italian. Elegant but never austere, silky as the name suggests, with a fine and persistent effervescence that will reward lovers of the methods champenoise.

More About This Wine

Satèn, is the name that Italian winemakers have given to a particular style of Blanc de Blanc made in the Lombardy region. Satèn means silk in Italian, so expect softness, lushness and a particularly fine, supple perlage after at least 24 months in bottle. Aromas are reminiscent of green apples, brioche and citrous fruits. Minerality is high, with subtle saline notes and a fine mousse finish that is fresh and crisp.

Winemaker
Co-operative
Grape(s)
100% Chardonnay
Classification
Franciacorta DOCG
Region / Country
Lombardy / Italy
ABV
Alc 12.5 vol
Production
Organic
Certification
Ecocert

Hows it's made

The grapes are manually harvested and soft-pressed, without the addition of any sulphur dioxide.Fermentation takes place for 90% in stainless steel tanks and 10% in barrique. The tirage happens in the spring following the harvest and the disgorgement takes place after a period of ageing on the lees that varies from 24 to 30 months. Subsequently, before being released for consumption, the bottles rest for at least 4 months.