Time for more bubbles?
For my first blog, it felt fitting to showcase a Franciacorta DOCG wine from the Lombardy region in Italy.
When it comes to the best sparkling wines of Italy check out Franciacorta. Franciacorta is classified as a DOCG area. Producers are allowed to use Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Bianco, but this bottling from Ferghettina is made from 100% Pinot Noir.
Franciacorta is vinified in the traditional champagne method and goes through the same aging process (in the bottle) as Champagne.
-COLOR: is deep salmon pink, with tight bubbles
-NOSE: Delicate and inviting aromas of fresh red fruits and a touch of herbs.....
-PALATE: Youthful flavors of more red fruits, citrus, and a touch of toast. Medium in body, dry and a long finish.
Though this wine is perfect on its own (and good friends) it echoes food well and can stand up to some of the heavier pasta dishes on our menu like Pappardelle Pasta with Braised Duck.
And it's PERFECT for breaking the New Year's Eve!!
Josh, The Sommelier