Le Marchesine "Brut" NV

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

Elegant, complex. Lemon, yogurt, orange blossom, butter and bread.

Tasting Notes

This Franciacorta nose is incredibly attractive.

The bouquet is complex with lemon, yogurt, and orange blossom. Bread crust and fresh butter notes round up the fresher aromas.

On the mouth the NV Brut from Le Marchesine is elegant, the bubble is fine and persistent.

The finish long.

Score 89

My score / points

Le Marchesine "Brut" NV
Brut (NV) Review
Estate making Brut Estate Le Marchesine
Brut (NV) Label Brut
Style of Brut Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Le Marchesine Country Italy
Region of Le Marchesine Region Franciacorta
Grape blend of Brut Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Pinot noir
Vintage of Brut Vintage NV
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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 blanc


Pinot blanc is a grape that is used to make white wine. Pinot noir has undergone a point genetic mutation. Pinot noir is genetically unstable, and a point mutation occurs when a vine produces only black fruit except for one cane that produces white fruit.

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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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