Franciacorta Primum | La Valle
DENOMINATION: Franciacorta DOCG
GRAPES: Chardonnay 75%, Pinot nero 20%, Pinot bianco 5%
PROVENANCE: Italy, Lombardy
AGEING POTENTIAL: 3 years
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 6-8° C
ALCOHOL: 12,5% vol.
FORMAT: 75 cl
NOTES FROM OUR SOMMELIERS
👁 of a beautiful intense straw yellow, very fine and persistent perlage;👃🏻 the nose expresses complex notes of flowers and fruit, with a hint of bread crust;
👄 on the palate it expresses a refined freshness and the delicate fruity notes confirm its great elegance and full flavor; nice savory finish.
Primum is an elegant wine rich in flavour, capable of being combined with both light dishes and others with medium fatness. Ideal with fish, shellfish, seafood but also with delicate cured meats.
WINE-MAKING AND REFINEMENT
From the selection of Chardonnay, pinot noir and Pinot blanc grapes from the company's historic vineyards, among the oldest in Franciacorta, located on morainic hills 200 meters above sea level (La Valle, Roccolo, Tesa and Bredina): the presence of fossil ammonites gives the wines unique minerality and sapidity. Soft pressing of whole bunches, controlled fermentation at 17-19° C with indigenous yeasts, in steel; then the base wines mature again in steel for 6-8 months before the cuvée. Refermentation in the bottle for at least 24 months; after disgorgement, the wine continues to refine for a further 6 months.
YOU'LL LOVE IT FOR...
its fragrance, finesse and freshness.
The winery is located in Franciacorta, one of the most important areas in the national panorama for wine. It overlooks the southern shore of Lake Iseo and extends as far as the city of Brescia, a territory of hills covered with vineyards and shaped by small stone villages, crenellated towers, castles, prestigious cellars, ancient palaces and silent monasteries. The expansion and retreat of the glacier have in fact transported a great deal of debris which has enriched the soil in a diversified way with added minerals, different from those deriving from the rocks present in the soil.
In addition to the terrain, the climate also contributes to characterizing the different areas of Franciacorta: hence to the north the influence of the mountain breezes from Val Camonica and Lake Iseo, to the south the warmer plains, to the east the hilly breezes and the strong daily temperature range and to the West still rolling hills and fertile plains.
Franciacorta is the main wine of the area: a very elegant and structured sparkling wine, made with the Classic Method which foresees the second fermentation in the bottle, for which several years of permanence on the lees are required (18 months for the Brut, 24 months for Satèn and Rosè, 30 months for the vintages and 60 for the Reserves).
Considering the different dosage of "liqueur" added after disgorgement, starting from the least to the most dosed, we speak of Pas Dosè, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Dry, Demi Sec. Satèn, finally, is a Brut with a pressure lower than 5 atmospheres. Franciacorta is produced with Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes (winemakers' cross and delight), and a few years ago also with Erbamat, a rediscovered native vine.
La Valle is located in Rodengo Saiano, in the heart of Franciacorta, in a beautiful hilly area, particularly suited for viticulture, near a famous 11th century Olivetan abbey, a few km from Lake Iseo and Brescia , in Lombardy. It owes its name to the main land of the winery, called La Valle, purchased by the ancestors of the current owners back in 1890 (as evidenced by an ancient notarial deed) and which has always been cultivated with vines.The historic vineyards, including "La Valle", "Roccolo", "Bredina", "Tesa", enjoy an extraordinary and unique exposure and microclimate and give special grapes from noble vines: chardonnay, pinot bianco and pinot noir; rich in aromas, scents and flavours. It is managed by the Pezzola family, which in 1993 released the first 3,000 bottles of vintage, some of which are still jealously guarded in the cellar.
In the following years, the collaboration of the children, the love for the land, for its grapes, and the advice of prestigious oenologists, including Jeanne Pierre Valade, made La Valle a well-known and consolidated brand of quality Franciacorta and niche.
The secret is the combination of a respectful and attentive approach to the natural dynamics in the vineyard and the most equipped technologies in the cellar. Six, the hectares of vineyards, for a small and well-kept production.
Quando ricevo il mio ordine?
Se la bottiglia è a stock viene inviata subito e la ricevi in un paio di giorni lavorativi.
L'ordine si rinnova?
No, questo prodotto non è vincolato da nessun tipo di abbonamento e non si rinnova.
C'è un numero minimo di bottiglie?
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