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Franciacorta Brut Satèn 2016 – Barone Pizzini

Franciacorta Brut Satèn 2016 - Barone Pizzini
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post

Wine: Franciacorta Brut Satèn
Variety composition: 100% Chardonnay
Alcoholic strength: 12% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Classification: Franciacorta D.O.C.G ..
Production area: Roccolo, Clogna, Carabioli, Ronchi.
Soil structure: part on deep mountain valley bottoms, of alluvial origin and fine colluvium, part of recent moraine origin mixed with fluvioglacial and fluvio lacustre deposition with abundant gravelly skeleton permeable even in depth.
Training system: Guyot.
Plant density: 5,000 – 6,250 plants / ha
Grape yield per hectare: 90 – 95 quintals
Vinification: Soft pressing, fermentation in heat-conditioned stainless steel vats.
Aging: 6 months in steel and barrique.
Aging in bottles on the lees: from 30 to 40 months on the lees.
Serving temperature: 8 ° – 10 ° C.

Franciacorta Brut Satèn 2016 - Barone Pizzini

© Barone Pizzini

Visual exam
Clarity: brilliant
Color: straw yellow
Consistency: – – –
Observations: lively.
Bubble size: fine
Bubble numbers: numerous
Bubble length: persistent

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity, fragrant, toasted and mineral
Observations: floral opening of white flowers reminiscent of hawthorn and lily of the valley, followed by notes of crunchy fruits of golden apple, kaiser pear, white peach and yellow grapefruit, hints of bread crust and dry pastries inebriate the senses with elegant toasted almond nuances and peanuts and mineral finals.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: moderately warm 
Polyalcohols: moderately smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: – – –
Minerality: moderately mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: very long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: mature
Harmony: harmonious
Notes: a wine with an elegant perlage, with pleasant and delicate aromas, but with various aulent nuances, the bubbles caress the palate and the taste-olfactory persistence is long. Excellent overall quality.

Pairings: risotto with prawns.

Barone Pizzini
Via San Carlo, 14
25050 Provaglio d’Iseo (BS)
Phone +39 030 9848311

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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