Ferghettina Franciacorta Extra Brut - Boutinot
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Ferghettina Franciacorta Extra Brut 2012

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Azienda Agricola Ferghettina

Imagine some sort of exquisite mushroom pastry dish – a mille feuille, maybe, of deeply savoury porcini mushrooms, crisp buttery puff pastry, a little thyme, white pepper and perhaps a hazelnut infused cream sauce… Imagine if someone could somehow capture the essence of all those flavour components and then add a soupcon of that to a sparkling wine. It might turn out something like this exceptionally fine Franciacorta from our friends at Ferghettina – showing lovely development from time in bottle, this rich and elegant wine nevertheless remains as fresh as a daisy.

Meet the producer

Italian sparkling wine is not all about Prosecco, as leading Franciacorta producer Ferghettina has proved time and time...

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Production

The Gatti family manage 120 hectares of vineyards in six localities within the DOC. Matured for six years in bottle on the lees.

Tasting notes

Immediately impressive! The wine has a beautiful pale-mid golden colour and a maelstrom of tiny bubbles. The long lees ageing gives it an aristocratic, serious and very refined quality. A nose of apples and toasty notes from yeast lees contact. The palate has more apple, with lemon, brioche and toast. A well balanced and refreshing finish. Big flavours, but also very fresh with great acidity and just perfect 'mousse'.

Food match

Try this served with a traditional dish from the region such as tench, or similar freshwater fish, cooked in cinammon, nutmeg and cloves and served with polenta. Alternatively, this wine is a great match for savoury dishes such as lasagne with salami.

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