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  • Bellavista Alma Gran Cuvée Franciacorta Brut

Bellavista Alma Gran Cuvée Franciacorta Brut

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Product Description

Made from a classic blend of Franciacorta grapes obtained from 10 plots in the 10 districts of the area only, which have proven best suited to expressing characteristics of quality and elegance over the years. Perfect, elegant aperitif for important and informal occasions, to be had on its own or with refined “amuse-bouches”.

  • Brand: Bellavista
  • Description: Methode Champenoise Brut
  • Vintages Available: N.V.
  • Country, Region: Italy, Lombardy
  • Appellation: DOCG
  • Ratings: Wine Spectator: 89/100



About the Producer

When Vittorio Moretti started making wine as a hobby in 1977, he could not have anticipated the vast success that Bellavista would soon achieve in terms of both undisputed quality and worldwide recognition. In fact, today, both below and above the Bellavista hill, what one can find is a veritable “empire” comprising the house, the first vineyard, the cellar, a large hotel, the restaurant of renowned international chef Gualtiero Marchesi, the “Espace Vitalité” of Henri Chenot and even the offices of Terra Moretti’s holding company. All this was made possible thanks to great respect and love for the land and great dedication to work. Today, Vittorio Moretti’s and Bellavista’s main goal remains that of achieving the highest level of objective quality.


Grapes

77% Chardonnay
22% Pinot Noir
1% Pinot Blanc


Vineyard

Bellavista currently has 147 crus (growths) and these small plots are further split into 224 micro plots over 190 hectares of land. There, 64 different types of soil were identified, representing all 6 landscape units of Franciacorta and providing a model of biodiversity that every year - at harvest time - translates into an extraordinarily vast range, rich with subtlety. Alma Gran Cuvee, in particular, is obtained from 10 plots in the 10 districts of Franciacorta which have proven to be best suited to expressing characteristics of quality and elegance over the years. This choice requires a distinctive geographical location that meets the following requirements: south/ south-east orientation, an altitude of 200-350 metres, and full exposure to the breezes coming from Lake lseo and the Alpine foothills.

The care of the vineyard is entrusted to true grape growing experts and the average age of the vines now exceeds 20 years.


Vinification

The selection made at the Franciacorta vineyard is fully reflected in the wine cellar, where each individual plot is handled separately to maintain the integrity and purity of the rich biodiversity sought in the vineyard. Bellavista has 120 harvest variations available every year, and added to these are at least 20 selections obtained from past harvests - in total 140 variations available for creating a cuvée. This is the background from which Alma Gran Cuvee comes into production, from the highly skilled and creative use of at least 75 of these variations. Within this diverse range, the reserve wines represent the greatest treasure trove to draw from when defining and lending consistency to the sensory profile that characterises the Bellavista style through time. Another distinguishing factor that adds value and uniqueness to this Gran Cuvee is the fermentation and production of at least 35% of its wines in small white oak barrels that are more than 35 years old.


Ageing

The refinement period for Alma Gran Cuvee is at least 40 months, starting from harvest time.


Tasting Notes

White, bubbly and persistent mousse characterised by tiny pearl-like chains that make up an appealing, vigorous and long-lasting “crown”. The bouquet is characterised by strong minerality; full and inviting, it embraces hints of sweet ripe fruit, meringue, pastries and candied citrus peel. On the palate, its flavour fully matches the nose, with a creamy, almost crunchy sensation and a texture that combines elegance and lightness, depth and harmony.


Analysis

12.5% alcohol vol.


Food Suggestions

Ideal, elegant aperitif for important and informal occasions, to be had on its own or with refined “amuse-bouches”. It will also complement to perfection hors-d'oeuvre such as tuna carpaccio, fig and blue cheese savouries, oysters, creamy sausage stuffed mushrooms, etc.

Serving temperature: 6-8°C.


Cellar

Ready to drink, enjoy Franciacorta when freshly disgorged and up to 2 years.

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