Franciacorta Extra Brut, Corte Bianca
Organic

Franciacorta Extra Brut, Corte Bianca - NV

Item # 44980 750mL
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

This blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero comes from a naturally protected amphitheater-shaped vineyard. The south-facing exposure is protected by surrounding hills from excessive sun and hot winds. This cooler climate allows for this méthode champenoise-style dry sparkling white to retain acidity, and ensure ripeness. Enjoy this at the table with a fritto misto di mare.


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