This Franciacorta rose’”millesimato” is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Nero grapes from a single vintage, vinified separately and left ageing on their own lees for at least 36 months in the La Valle cellar in the heart of the Franciacorta wine region, and then blended. The result is an elegant Franciacorta Rose’, complex and rich, balanced, to be drunk as an aperitif with canapés or can match important fish dishes.
Franciacorta is the Italian response to Champagne, a classic method sparkling which involves the secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle, even though, there are plenty more classic method wines being made all over Italy, from north to south. For more information on the Franciacorta sparkling wine, where and how it is made click here
La Valle winery, owned by the Pezzola family, is located in Rodengo Saiano in the heart of the picturesque hills of Franciacorta, just a few kilometres away from the beautiful Lake Iseo and Brescia in Lombardy. The winery was founded in 1990 by Eugenio and Giulia Pezzola and is currently run by their nephew, Stefano Camilucci. The Franciacorta is the Italian alternative to Champagne and the whole area enjoys a unique and rather extraordinary microclimate where they grow Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero. In 1993, the first three thousand bottles of the millésime (a few bottles of which are still jealously guarded) were produced.