Franciacorta Primum | La Valle

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Franciacorta ( IT )
Franciacorta DOCG
chardonnay 75%, pinot noir 20%, pinot blanc 5%
Enjoy it within 3 years.
12,5% vol

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Production and refinement

From a selection of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc grapes from the historic vineyards of the company, among the oldest in Franciacorta, located on morainic hills at 200 meters above sea level (La Valle, Roccolo, Tesa, and Bredina): the presence of fossilized ammonites gives the wines unique minerality and salinity.

Soft pressing of whole clusters, controlled fermentation at 17-19°C with indigenous yeasts, in stainless steel; then the base wines further mature in stainless steel for 6-8 months before cuvée. Refermentation in the bottle for at least 24 months; after disgorging, the wine continues to refine for another 6 months.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

Of a beautiful intense straw yellow, with very fine and persistent perlage.

Olfactory examination

On the nose, it expresses complex notes of flowers and fruit, with a hint of bread crust.

Taste test

On the palate, it expresses a refined freshness, and the delicate fruity notes confirm its great elegance and full flavor; the salty finish is beautiful.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Franciacorta Primum | La Valle ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: Italy

Region: Lombardy, Brescia

Hectares of vineyards: 6

La Valle

The La Valle estate is located in Rodengo Saiano, in the heart of Franciacorta, in a beautiful hilly area, particularly suited for viticulture, near a famous Olivetan Abbey from the 11th century, a few kilometers from Lake Iseo and Brescia, in Lombardy.

It owes its name to the main land of the estate, called La Valle, purchased by the ancestors of the current owners back in 1890 (as evidenced by an ancient notarial deed) and always cultivated with vines. The historic vineyards of the estate, including "La Valle", "Roccolo", "Bredina", "Tesa", enjoy an extraordinary and unique exposure and microclimate, giving special grapes from noble grape varieties: chardonnay, pinot bianco, and pinot nero; rich in aromas, scents, and flavors.

La Valle

The collaboration of the children, the love for the land, its grapes, and the consultancy of prestigious winemakers, including Jeanne Pierre Valade, have made La Valle a well-known and established brand of quality Franciacorta.

The secret lies in the combination of a respectful and attentive approach to natural dynamics in the vineyard and the most advanced technologies in the cellar. Six hectares of vineyards for a small and carefully crafted production.

Region and territory

Wines of exceptional quality amidst heroic mountain viticulture and unique terroirs

Lombardy

Wines of exceptional quality amidst heroic mountain viticulture and unique terroirs

Lombardy

Wines of exceptional quality amidst heroic mountain viticulture and unique terroirs

Lombardy

The first evidence of vine cultivation in Lombardy dates back to prehistoric settlements on the lakes of Garda and Iseo, but it is only in contemporary times - post-phylloxera - that the focus has been on quality, also thanks to the introduction of American vine rootstocks. Thanks to the diversity of terroirs, viticulture here has given rise to a prominent ampelographic landscape, with a multitude of native grape varieties and wines that are a pride not only for the peninsula but also abroad (first and foremost Franciacorta DOCG, appreciated worldwide).

Lombardy is very extensive, therefore it presents areas with different characteristics both in terms of climate and soil. There are decidedly mountainous areas, as well as flat or partially hilly areas.
The main production areas are concentrated in the southern foothills, with the Garda area (with its unique microclimate thanks to the influence of the lakes), Oltrepò Pavese to the west, Brescia and Bergamo in the central part of the region, and Valtellina on the border with Austria.

In the region, wines of all types are produced, and there are five DOCG regions: Franciacorta in Brescia, Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico in the province of Pavia, Moscato di Scanzo in Bergamo (the smallest denomination in Italy), and Sforzato di Valtellina and Valtellina Superiore in the province of Sondrio.

Franciacorta

The Franciacorta is one of the most important wine territories in Italy. It overlooks Lake Iseo and extends to Brescia. The hilly landscape is covered with vineyards and shaped by small stone villages, crenellated towers, castles, prestigious wineries, ancient palaces, and silent monasteries. The expansion and retreat of the Adamello glacier have transported debris and enriched the soil in a very diversified and favorable way for viticulture.

The climate also contributes to characterizing the different areas of Franciacorta with the influence of mountain breezes from the north and the warm influences of the plain to the south, with a strong daily temperature range.

Franciacorta is the flagship wine of the area: an extremely elegant and structured sparkling wine, made with the Metodo Classico (Traditional Method) which involves the second fermentation in the bottle, for which several years of aging on the lees are required (18 months for Brut, 24 months for Satèn and Rosé, 30 months for vintage and 60 for Reserves). Depending on the residual sugar, it is classified as Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Dry, Demi Sec. Satèn, finally, is a Brut with a pressure lower than 5 atmospheres.

Franciacorta, an oenological jewel on Lake Iseo, reveals a hilly landscape dotted with vineyards and stone villages, where the soil enriched by the debris from the Adamello glacier creates optimal conditions for viticulture.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

An extremely elegant wine, rich in flavor, capable of pairing even with dishes of medium intensity and body. Ideal with fish, shellfish, seafood, but also with delicate cured meats.

Matching by contrast

The fine and persistent bubbles of Franciacorta make it suitable for contrast pairings, complementing the slight richness of preparations. Its salinity also makes it suitable for pairings with foods with a slight sweet tendency.

Pairs well with

Fish, shellfish, seafood, delicate cured meats, medium-aged cheeses.

Matching by concordance

An extremely elegant wine, rich in flavor, capable of pairing even with dishes of medium intensity and body. Ideal with fish, shellfish, seafood, but also with delicate cured meats.

Matching by contrast

The fine and persistent bubbles of Franciacorta make it suitable for contrast pairings, complementing the slight richness of preparations. Its salinity also makes it suitable for pairings with foods with a slight sweet tendency.

Pairs well with

Fish, shellfish, seafood, delicate cured meats, medium-aged cheeses.

Scallops au Gratin

A delicious, creamy, flavorful, and light dish. A very original and tasty appetizer that evokes the sea, perfect for dinners and very special occasions.

Perch

A delicious freshwater fish that can be prepared baked in the oven, even with capers and cherry tomatoes or other vegetables, breaded and fried, or grilled. A delicate and versatile ingredient, light and very enjoyable.

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