The Franciacorta wine region is midway between Milan to the west and Lake Garda to the east. The area has been producing high quality, bottle-fermented sparkling wines since the 1950s with local viticulture dating back millennia. Roberto Gatti founded the estate in 1990 after a long career at one of the region’s early pioneer producers, Bellavista, and is now aided by Laura and Matteo, his children. The wines of Franciacorta are produced using the same techniques as Champagne. However, given the region’s more Southerly location the wines produced come from riper grapes leading to lower additions of sugars and a fresher, cleaner style.
Ferghettina Franciacorta Brut NV
Soft and persistent with hints of white flowers and hazelnuts. Easy-drinking and approachable. This is Ferghettina’s core sparkler, and makes up the largest part of their production. An exuberant, confident and bright style – lively and very approachable with a citrus fruits – golden apple character which is at the same time both incisive yet quite gentle. 95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir.