Prosecco is in front as far as fasion is concerned, which is great news as there is more Franciacorta to go around for those who know where the real quality lies. -----
A delicately coloured 'onion skin' Rose. The nose reveals hints of berries, fresh currants & toast with more sweet berries & savoury flavours on the palate. A charming & elegant sparkling wine.
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Roberto Gatti spent 20 years as cellarmaster and viticulturalist at Bellavista, one of the early pioneers of the Franciacorta region, before creating Ferghettina in 1990. A new winery and cellars, started in 2002, were completed in 2005 and sit in a magnificent location overlooking the beautiful Lake Iseo. Roberto is assisted by his daughter Laura, also an oenologist, shortly to be joined by his son Matteo. The Gatti's control production of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, using only half of the grapes available for their production of 300,000 bottles. Meticulous attention to detail, skillful blending and long bottle maturation give wines of great finesse and individuality. The 'Italy's answer to Champagne' tag is unavoidable but these wines are much more than that.