Franciacorta docg Brut Blanc de Noir Crisalis 2011
PINOT NERO: A GRAPE FOR THE ELECT FEW
Obtained from 100% pinot nero grapes, only the prime must from the first pressing is used. After a very brief maceration of a few hours to obtain the desired colour, a part of the base wine is fermented in barriques. The wine evolves for 54 months in contact with the yeasts before disgorgement.
Rousing, powerful and persistent. An untamed wine that encloses great energy within itself but at the same time is intensely pleasurable.
Classic golden reflections, the grape donates a rich colouring matter; the senses literally explode with inebriating intensity, first fresh and dried flowers, gorse, hay, the piquancy of spices, pepper and coriander, aniseed and liquorice; wild fennel merges with the plum and the ripe yellow peach, to close with barley malt and toasted hazelnut. Impressively powerful and lingering on the palate, it has the class and silk typical of the grape, also in vinification on the skins; in its long wake it once again leaves toasted and delicately smoked hints.
COMBINATIONS RECOMMENDED BY NICOLA BONERA
In a meal it can tranquilly sustain the principal dish, white meats with sauces and dips, fish steaks with noble sauces and aromatisations, or first courses rich in dressing.
Pappardelle with wild boar sauce.
Truffled partridge, woodcock.
Bottles produced: 4.400
Tirage: April 2012
Disgorgement: October 2016
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Nero
Alcohol content: 12,5% vol
Residual sugar: 3,50 g/l
Acidity: 7,00 g/l