Lantieri De Paratico "Franciacorta Riserva DOCG" 2012

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

Evolved and yeasty. Bread and pastry notes.

Tasting Notes

The 2012 Franciacorta Riserva DOCG from Lantieri De Paratico has a evolved profile.

Both on the nose and on the palate shows mainly bready, pastry notes.

The bubble is fine, tingly and pleasant on the mouth.

Score 88

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Estate making Franciacorta Riserva DOCG Estate Lantieri De Paratico
Franciacorta Riserva DOCG (2012) Label Franciacorta Riserva DOCG
Style of Franciacorta Riserva DOCG Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Lantieri De Paratico Country Italy
Region of Lantieri De Paratico Region Franciacorta
Grape blend of Franciacorta Riserva DOCG Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot noir
Vintage of Franciacorta Riserva DOCG Vintage 2012
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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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Geographic region in Italy

The territory of Franciacorta is a part of the Province of Brescia in the Italian Region of Lombardy. It is named after the Latin phrase “franchae curtes,” which means “free from paying duties.” Franciacorta stretches from Mount Orphan in the southwest to the northern shores of Lake Iseo, and from the river Oglio on the western frontier to Brescia on the eastern. Glacial activity formed the physical conformation that is characterized by rolling hills.

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Wines Related To Franciacorta

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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