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Berlucchi Franciacorta Palazzo Lana Extreme Extra Brut Riserva 2011

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Berlucchi Franciacorta Palazzo Lana Extreme Extra Brut Riserva 2011

  • Grapes Pinot Noir 100%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Lombardy Franciacorta
  • Abv 12.5 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 2.5
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6/ 75cl
  • Winemaker: Arturo Ziliani & Ferdinando Dall'Acquila
  • Closure Mushroom Cork
  • This Franciacorte has been carefully aged for 10 years to bring out its best qualities. It offers a complex bouquet of stone fruit, hints of candied orange peel, and subtle toasty notes, which create an enticing aroma. Upon tasting, it reveals an exceptionally crisp palate, accompanied by a firm structure and lively minerality that give it a unique and lingering finish.

The grapes were gently pressed, and the musts underwent cold static clarification. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts, controlled at 16°C. Once the first fermentation was complete, the wine was racked to remove the coarse lees. The wine did not go through malolactic conversion, retaining a crisp style. The base wines were refined on the fine lees for around six months with variable frequency bâtonnage before the final blend. The best plots were aged in French oak barrels for six months. The secondary fermentation to obtain the sparkling wine took place in a bottle; it was refined on the lees for at least 10 years, followed by six months after disgorgement.

Aged for 10 years, this is Franciacorta at its best. The layered bouquet of stone fruit, candied orange peel and toasty notes preludes a remarkably crisp palate, with firm structure and vibrant minerality contributing to its distinctive length.

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Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

The Pinot Noir vines are grown in two estate vineyards in Borgonato, both planted to a high density: the hillside Quindicipiò and Brolo, facing Palazzo Lana Berlucchi. The topography follows an amphitheatre shape formed by ancient glacial activity. The Morainic soils were formed during the last Ice Age; gravely, stony soils are well-drained and rich in minerals. The vineyards are greatly influenced by the cold winds coming from the Alps, however the continental climate is mitigated by the effects of Lake d’Iseo. The vines are Guyot and spurred cordon trained. For over 20 years, Guido Berlucchi has been at the forefront of innovation and sustainability projects such as vigour mapping – the use of satellite images and multispectral cameras that capture plants’ photosynthetic activity and, consequently, their state of health in real-time, which allows for bespoke cultivation; soil zoning and increasing biodiversity in viticulture. 2016, the three-year conversion to organic viticulture was completed, but Berlucchi had already started using low-impact products in 2000. Cover crops, integrated pest management and natural fertilisers are employed, and the grapes are hand-harvested.

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