Castello Bonomi "Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu”" 2009

Chardonnay / Pinot noir
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Lombardy, Franciacorta region of Italy.

Elegant, complex. Apricot, short pastry, vanilla ice cream.

Tasting Notes

The 2009 Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu” from Castello Bonomi has a complex bouquet.

The nose is reminiscent of an apricot tart with its buttery short pastry, the tingly note of cream and the more ample character of the apricot. Vanilla ice cream.

The mouthfeel is pleasant with very fine, persistent bubbles, almost petillant.

On the palate I find marzipan and sour cherry.

Medium long finish.

Score 90

My score / points

Castello Bonomi "Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu”" 2009
Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu” (2009) Review
Estate making Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu” Estate Castello Bonomi
Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu” (2009) Label Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu”
Style of Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu” Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Castello Bonomi Country Italy
Region of Castello Bonomi Region Lombardy, Franciacorta
Grape blend of Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu” Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot noir
Vintage of Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu” Vintage 2009
My review of Franciacorta Brut DOCG “CruPerdu” Points

How it's made

It undergoes a gentle pressing to extract only the best must.

It ferments at a controlled 14 degrees temperature.

It finally ages in bottle for over 80 months.


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Green-skinned grape variety used in wine production

Chardonnay is a grape variety with a green skin that is used to make white wine. The grape variety originated in eastern France’s Burgundy wine region, but it is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a rite of passage for new and emerging wine regions, as well as an easy entry into the international wine market.

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Pinot noir

Red wine grape variety

Pinot noir is a type of red wine grape that belongs to the Vitis vinifera genus. It’s also probable that the name refers to wines produced mainly from Pinot noir grapes. The name comes from the words “pine” and “black” in French. The name pine refers to the grape variety’s tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped fruit bunches.

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Traditional method

Traditional Method is one of the ways winemakers produce sparkling wines. It’s also known as Classical Method, Méthod Classique, Champenoise Method or Méthode Champenoise.

This wine making process is long and laborious but results in some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Traditional method is used to produce Champagne in France, Franciacorta and Trento DOC in Italy, Cava in Spain….

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