With a minimum 4 years ageing in bottle, this is a top expression of Franciacorta, and as true to its unique terroir as possible, produced with no added dosage. 60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Blanc and 20% Pinot Noir, it's beautiful, rich and complex, with dried apricots, yellow fruit and almond biscuits emerging, and a dry palate with just a hint of vanilla. and A supremely ageworthy bottle.
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.