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N.V. Ronco Calino Franciacorta Satén

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

90Wine Enthusiast

Brioche, bread crust and white stone-fruit aromas follow through to the bright palate along with yellow apple and citrus. Fresh acidity and a creamy perlage provide the backdrop while a white almond note signals the close.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Exciting, leesy and yeasty nose that is not overtly sweet, with notes of pear. Zippy lemon fruit... Fine, long-lasting bubbles.

REGION

Italy, Lombardy, Terre di Franciacorta

Lombardy is in the north, just under Switzerland, and it is home to Milan and Italy’s major business centers. Lombardy (Lombardia, in Italian) is also the center for what some consider Italy’s best sparkling wines. Though the Veneto has long been known for its prosecco, the Franciacorta DOCG, one of two DOCGs in Lombardy, is famous for its sturdier, elegant, Champagne-style sparkling wines, which are made by metodo classico, the traditional French Champagne-making process requiring two separate fermentations, among other steps. The sparkling wine industry here is relatively young, having started only in the 1960s. But money for Lombardy wineries has come from wealthy regional industrialists, and it has grown quickly. There are nearly 70,000 vineyard acres in Lombardy and it ranks eleventh in terms of production among Italy’s wine regions. There are thirteen DOCs making red and white wines. Chardonnay is the dominant white grape and it is used in many sparkling wines. Red wines are made from Barbera, Bonarda, Lambrusco and Chiavennasca, which is a regional variation of Nebbiolo. Bellavista in Franciacorta is the most famous producer in Lombardy, although the DOC Oltrepo Pavese is also considered to have an excellent terroir. Valtellina, which has a DOCG and DOC, in the far north makes Chiavennasca, which is Nebbiolo.