FRANCIACORTA . WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VIEW D.O.C.G.


THe MORETTI FAMILY 40 YEARS OF ARTISTRY IN NORTHERN ITALY!

THOSE ORIGINAL VINEYARDS, OF EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY, ARE LOCATED ON THE BELLAVISTA HILL, SO NAMED FOR ITS SPLENDID POSITION, WHICH LOOKS OUT OVER LAKE ISEO AND THE ENTIRE PO VALLEY, ALL THE WAY TO THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ALPS. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE, VITTORIO MORETTI DEVOTED SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE ACQUISITION OF NEW VINEYARDS, WHICH NOW COMPRISE A TOTAL OF 203 HECTARES IN THE “FRANCIACORTA” WINE PRODUCTION AREA.

IN 1981 VITTORIO MORETTI MET OENOLOGIST MATTIA VEZZOLA, WHO IN THAT SAME YEAR JOINED THE COMPANY. HIS ROLE PROVED PIVOTAL TO THE DEFINITION OF THE BELLAVISTA STYLE. IN 2007, MATTIA VEZZOLA’S KEY CONTRIBUTION WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE GUIDE TO ITALIAN WINES,  ISSUED BY GAMBERO ROSSO-SLOW FOOD, WHICH HONORED HIM AS “OENOLOGIST OF THE YEAR”.

Can’t tell the DIFFERENCE Between franciacorta from lombardia and champagne !

Tech notes

Each of the plots of grapes are harvested separately and aged apart so they can add to the distinct flavor profile Bellavista is comprised of 79% chardonnay, 20% pinot noir and 1% pinot blanc (All grapes allowed in champagne france as well ) Only 5g of Residual Sugar per liter which certainly qualifies for a BRUT in any language Let’s review

My review

The Rumage (French Tirage)

This has fine bubbles and beautiful mousse with aromas of pastry and apples . Creamy on the palate and vibrant and juicy with a chalky minerality and fresh baked bread on the finish . This is as good if not better than $60-$100 bubbles from Champagne . I go as high as 97 points on this Franciacorta!!

This is a seek out and buy buy buy for anyone that loves bubbles and will save you hundreds of dollars in the long run!! .. Now I know why this is called Bellavista (Beautiful View). When an ice cold opened bottle is sitting in front of me the view is absolutely beautiful!!

Grape-fully Yours,

Larry The Wine Guy

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