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Quintessence 2009

FRANCIACORTA EXTRA BRUT RISERVA

A Franciacorta “made for ponder”; alive, with bright aromas that blossom in the glass to create a new emotion with every sip.

Type of soil: Calcareous-clayey
Type of grapes: 80% chardonnay 20% pinot noir.
Yield per hectare: 100 quintals per hectare, with a yield maximum allowed in must of 65%
Vintage: 2009 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 preponderant chardonnay
Harvest: Between mid-August and early September when the grapes have reached the correct sugar ripeness, but still have a considerable acidity and freshness
Maturation: 100 months resting on yeasts. After disgorgement, the bottles rest in the cellar for another 5-6 months

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS
Colour
: Intense yellow with highlights veering towards gold reflections
Bouquet: Intense and harmonious, with notes of fruit and hints of tropical fruit
Palate: Rich and fresh in the mouth, an explosion of fragrances and aromas, great personality, structured and long lasting
Perlage: Fine and persistent, creamy mousse
Food pairing: Recommended for the whole meal, especially with entrées, flavoursome meat and fish dishes
Serving temperature: 7° – 8° c.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol
: 13,00 % vol.
Residual sugar: 3,3 gr./litre
Total acidity: 5.6 gr./litre
Total dry extract: 21,4 gr./litre
Ph: 3,16
Pressure: 6,3 atmosphere

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