Outstanding stuff. 100% Chardonnay aged for 5 years in bottle before disgorgement and another 10 after disgorgement, if you're after Franciacorta's very best, look no further. Incredibly complex, multi-layered and with stoney mineral notes matched by some earthy notes and remarkable freshness.
DECANTER MAGAZINE SIX TOP FRANCIACORTA PRODUCERS TO KNOW Andrea Arici is one of the most highly praised growers in the area. He previously worked for esteemed producer Bellavista with legendary sparkling winemaker Mattia Vezzola, and at the tender age of 20, decided to recover some old terraced vineyards that his family owned that had been abandoned for some years. Keen to communicate his terroir, Andrea solely produces wines without added dosage, with full respect to the natural environment that flourishes around the vines. The terroir has perfectly draining active limestone, capable of giving great minerality and salinity to the wines. Andrea chooses to forgo dosage to give maximum transparency to his wines.