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Fratus Franciacorta Bruttext
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Fratus Franciacorta Brut NV

Lombardy, ItalyAfter working in Switzerland and Germany, Giovanni Fratus returned to his native Franciacorta, and founded the winery at the end of the 1960s. His son Riccardo now oversees the 10 acres of organically farmed grapes close to the southern slopes of Montorfano, in Cologne. From the calcareous / quartz / clay hills, the Fratus Brut is a blend of 85/15 chardonnay/pinot noir. After 6 months in stainless for first ferment, this went into bottle for 2 years rest on lees. The sboccatura (disgorge) was 5 g/L in June 2019. At this time in its life, the wine has a subtle effervescence livening deep biscuit, green and red apple, tight lemon blossoms, kisses of anise across a shimmery limestone base. Quite refined, this is a smart choice for popping now.Tasted: 17 January 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 private liquor stores Producer: FratusDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir