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Essence Noir 2014

FRANCIACORTA EXTRA BRUT MILLESIMATO

Pinot Noir, vinified off skins, capable of transmitting to the wine its complex aromas giving body, persis- tence in the mouth and elegance. Its rich, copper-tinged straw-yellow color gives to this wine unique characteristics. Ideal with elaborate meat and full-flavoured fish dishes.

Type of soil: Partly of morainic origin, loose, drained and with an abundant skeletal texture.
Type of grapes: 100% pinot noir.
Yield per hectare: 100 quintals per hectare, with a yield maximum allowed in must of 55%.
Vintage: 2014
Harvest: Between the end of August and early September, when the grapes have reached the correct sugar ripeness, but still have considerable 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:
Rich, copper-tinged straw-yellow colour.
Palate: Involving, full and intense body.
Perlage: Fine and persistent, soft, delicate and creamy mousse.
Food pairing: Ideal with elaborate meat and full-flavoured fish dishes.
Serving temperature: 7° – 8° C.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol
: 12,50 % vol.
Residual sugar: 3,0 gr./lt.
Total acidity: 6,1 gr./lt.
Total dry extract: 21,4 gr./lt.
Ph: 3,22
Pressure: 5,8 atmosphere

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