Quadra "Brut Satén" 2010

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

Elegant, persistent. Bread, candied lemon zest, yogurt, white peach.

Tasting Notes

The 2010 Quadra Brut Satén has an attractive hay colour with golden hues.

On the nose a note of read crust prevails to then leave space to fresher aromas of candied lemon zest, yogurt and white peach pulp.

The bubble is fine and persistent.

The wine is still fresh yet elegant. It’s an incredibly easy to drink Franciacorta.

Score 92

My score / points

Quadra "Brut Satén" 2010
Brut Satén (2010) Review
Estate making Brut Satén Estate Quadra
Brut Satén (2010) Label Brut Satén
Style of Brut Satén Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Quadra Country Italy
Region of Quadra Region Franciacorta
Grape blend of Brut Satén Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot blanc
Vintage of Brut Satén Vintage 2010
My review of Brut Satén Points

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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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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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