Berlucchi Franciacorta ’61 NV Rosé DOCG

$55.00
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6 bottles
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Tasting Notes

With the popularity of Sparkling Rosé in Australia and the fact that I think the Berlucchi '61 Rosé is pretty darn tasty, I simply had to share this wine with you! It’s pretty pink in colour with the same elegance of the other wines in the line up, however has a Pinot Nero dominance of 60% to 40% rather than that of Chardonnay. This dry example of a rosé does all the things you want it to. White peaches and floral rose petals, citrus and strawberry take the lead on the nose. Strawberry, citrus and pomegranate with a lingering acidity provide a great length of palate. With a minimum of 24 months on lees, the Sparkling has developed beady notes that provide an extra depth of character. It’s delicious, has great length of palate and flavours, yet remains soft and supple.

Enjoy Me With

I see the '61 Rosé as an ideal aperitif to start an evening, or enjoyed as part of your Sunday fun day, or any day entertaining! Cured meats and hard or soft cheeses are an excellent match. This wine is very food friendly, so don’t be shy to match this whilst eating a meal too. It’s a great all round sparkling and suitable for many occasions.

 

I think a picnic on the beach with a great cheese and charcuterie board is called for! - Jeremy.

 

Vineyard in Focus

Berlucchi Franciacorta was the brain child of a young oenologist in the mid 1950’s with the first major production occurring in 1961. These wines are produced with a philosophy of sincere quality for reasonable prices.

 

What Exactly Is Franciacorta?

Great question! Franciacorta is a designation for premium Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine in the same way as Champagne. It comes from the Province of Brescia in Lombardy, Northern Italy. Much like Champagne, the traditional sparkling production method, a base wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in bottle, on lees (yeast) for a minimum of 18months. Non Vintage Franciacorta must have a minimum 18months on lees, over a minimum of 15months for Champagne. As with Champagne, Franciacorta is made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. If you want a top quality sparkling different to Champagne, this will be right up your alley. It really is quite remarkable!