With 60% of the blend being Chardonnay and the rest made up of 20% Pinot Blanc and 20% Pinot Noir, this shows an elegant and well-balanced richness, with apricots and ripe pear enlivened by zippy citrus and that classic crunchy fresh bread crust, evident from its time on lees, topped off with a long persistent finish. Just pure class. Very low added SO2 and at least 20 months in bottle pre release.
The Faccoli family have been producing wine from their 10 ha of vines in the south-western corner of Franciacorta for generations. Farming Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Noir, with around 50% of the vines on terraces surrounded by dense woodland, their terroir is unique in Franciacorta, as they are in the foothills of Mount Orfano, a small mountain that is something of a geological anomaly, as it is the only area that comes from marine origin. The northern side of the mountain is influenced by cold and humid winds from the Iseo lake, whilst the southern side, where Coccaglio is, has a Mediterranean climate. The marine origin of the soils lends racy acidity to the wine, and even after prolonged aging, they retain a fresh, lemony profile.