Essence Brut 2014

FRANCIACORTA BRUT MILLESIMATO

We write Essence Brut, and read essence of Chardonnay. Only the best batches, enriched by small additions of Pinot Noir vinified off skins. Three years on the lees, searching for the right level of complexity that emphasises elegance and pleasantry of fruity and floral aromas that characterise the Antica Fratta style, without ever losing its drinkability. A very elegant aperitif, an eclectic sparkling wine, a sophisticated break from the frenzy of life. Particularly suitable for pairing with pasta, fish or white meat.

Type of soil: Partly of moraine origin, loose, drained, with abundant skeleton.
Type of grapes: 90% chardonnay; 10% pinot noir.
Yield per hectare: 100 quintals per hectare, with a yield maximum allowed in must of 55%.
Vintage: 2014 vintage and therefore obtained from the skilful assemblage of the best grapes of that year; the use of pinot noir, vinified in white, helps to obtain a good body, without influencing the elegance of the prepon- derant chardonnay.
Harvest: Between the end of august and the beginning of september when the grapes have reached the correct sugar ripeness, but still have a con- siderable acidity and freshness.
Maturation: Over 42 months from harvesting, of which at least 36 on yeasts. After disgorgement, the bottles rest in the cellar for another 5-6 months.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS
Colour
: Ample and rather complex, with scents of ripe fruit.
Bouquet: Ample and rather complex, with scents of ripe fruit.
Flavour: Full and well articulated, fragrant, intense, balanced flavour and with good persistence.
Perlage: Very fine and persistent, creamy mousse.
Food pairing: Recommended for the whole meal, especially with entrées, flavoursome meat and fish dishes. Ideal with salami and cheese.
Serving temperature: 7° – 8° c.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol
: 13,00 % vol.
Residual sugar: 6,3 gr./litre
Total acidity: 5,4 gr./litre
Total dry extract: 24,6 gr./litre
Ph: 3,22
Pressure: 5 atmospheres

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