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Franciacorta Rosato (France)

Italian Franciacorta is produced the same way as French Champagne.

In Italy the production method is called Metodo Classico or Metodo Tradizionale.

Typical Flavors


Grapefruit
Citrus
Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Cherry
Cherry

Apple
Apple
Melon
Melon
Rose
Roses
Mineral
Minerals

Typical Franciacorta Rosato flavors are Citrus, Red Berries, Apple, Melon, Roses, and Minerality.

Profile

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing

You can drink Sparkling Wines to almost everything.

Sparkling wines are extremely versatile for food pairing.

This is especially true for Sparkling Rosés.


Aperitif
Aperitif
Tapas
Tapas
Egg
Egg & Bacon
Charcuterie
Charcuterie

Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Salmon
Salmon
Sushi
Sushi

Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Sandwitch
Sandwitch
Hamburger
Hamburger

Franciacorta Rosato pairs very well with salty food, because the bubbles break up the salt in the mouth. The acidity and bubbles also pair well with rich food, creamy and oily dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aperitif.
Tapas. Nuts. Olives.
Srambled Eggs. Bacon.
Grilled Vegetables. Quiche Lorraine.
Cold Meat. Cured Ham.
Charcuterie. Serrano. Prosciutto.
Creamy Rice. Risotto. Pasta.
Seafood. Lobster. Crab Cakes.
Chips. French Fries.
Sandwiches. Hamburgers.
Poultry. Fried Chicken.
BBQ Ribs. Roasted Pork. Brisket.
Smoked Salmon. Sushi. Sashimi.

Cheese:
Goat Cheese. Aged Gouda. Manchego

Méthode Champenoise

Méthode Champenoise is the method used to produce French Champagne.

Wine Glass

With Méthode Champenoise (the production method of Champagne), the first fermentation takes place in a tank, and a second fermentation takes place in the bottle.

Adding CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is not allowed.

The second fermentation starts by adding yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) and sugar to the bottle, and after about 1 year, the bubbles are completely developed.

The legend credit a Benedictine monk, Dom Pérignon (1639-1715), for inventing sparkling wine when he bottled a wine before fermentation, but the oldest recorded sparkling wine is Blanquette de Limoux from 1531.

The method is used for:

  • French Champagne
  • French Crémant
  • Spanish Cava
  • Italian Franciacorta
  • German Sekt
  • Portuguese Espumante

Méthode Champenoise is now reserved (by EU) for wines produced in Champagne:

CountryMust Use
EnglandTraditional Method
FranceMéthode Traditionnelle
SpainMétodo Tradicional
PortugalMétodo Tradicional
ItalyMetodo Classico
Metodo Tradizionale
GermanyKlassische Flaschengärung

Italian Metodo Classico

Trentodoc DOC (1993) produces Metodo Classico wines with Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, and Pinot Bianco. It was the first area in the world (after Champagne) to get a DOC for Metodo Classico wines.

Franciacorta DOCG (1995) is produced with a typical blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, and Pinot Nero.

Greco di Tufo is an Italian DOCG (2003) that produces Metodo Classico wines with Greco as the main grape.

Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico is an Italian DOCG (2007) with wines predominantly made from Pinot Nero.

Alta Langa DOCG (2011) with wines predominantly made from Chardonnay and Pinot Nero.

Sugar Levels

Regulation
EC 607/2009
Sugar
gram/litre
Calories
/glass
Brut Nature (Brut Zero)0-33
Extra Brut 0-6 5
Brut 0-12 7
Extra Dry (Extra Sec, Extra Seco) 12-17 10
Dry (Sec, Seco) 17-32 20
Demi (Semi) 32-50 30
Doux (Sweet, Dulce) 50+ 30+

Lombardia (Lombardy)

Lombardia, in the north of Italy, is one of the richest regions in Europe.

The capital Milano is the largest metropolitan area in Italy with about 10 million inhabitants.

Lombardia is blessed with spectacular lakes: Como, Maggiore, Garda, and Iseo.

Lombardia has 5 DOCG Regions.

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