Franciacorta DOCG (Organic)
Santa Lucia - Lombardy, Italy
Product Code: SLC001W
Serving Temp. 8-10 °C | Storage Temp. 4-7 °C
Softness, creaminess, sinuosity and delicacy are the key words that better define Santa Lucia’s Franciacorta DOCG special category Satèn (term chosen for its similarity with the English word satin). This exclusive wine, not only in its name, is a round and delicate sparkling that represents the elegant expression of the Franciacorta terroir and all different landscapes that characterise the area. Satèn is the pure essence of pleasure and It is obtained exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, coming from 15 different vineyards with an average age of 10 years, located on seven municipalities in Franciacorta.
After the manual harvest, soft pressing and fermentation are carried out in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16 °C. In the second fermentation the wine destined to the Satèn version is characterised by a minor addition of sugar in the liqueur de tirage (18 g/l) compared to the Brut ones (24 g/l); this results in less gas developed, a greater delicacy and fineness of its perlage, creating an elegant and balanced sensory profile. The wine completes the ageing in bottle on the lees for a minimum period of 24 months, kept in cellars at a constant temperature of 12-15 °C. Following the maturing and ageing, the operations of remuage and dégorgement are performed in the absence of oxygen using a unique method.
The Franciacorta DOCG Satén of the Santa Lucia winery is a sparkling “Metodo Classico” (or Traditional Method) perfect as aperitif, but also for the most refined and romantic occasions; it is a Satèn which will be able to stay beside you in a simply perfect way. Excellent in all respects.
Purchase Price £24.90 (incl. VAT and Import Tax)
Purchase Option: Mix&Match
- Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
- Vintage: 2015
- Soil: rich in sand and silt and typically poor in clay, often with considerable thickness and high permeability. The moraine-originating soil is an enormous wealth of added minerals that forms the basis for the Franciacorta’s high-quality viticulture
- Colour: straw yellow with fine and persistent perlage
- Nose: delicately floral, showing fresh fruit
- Taste: elegant, soft and delicately creamy taste,
- Vinification/Maturing: after being manual harvested, using small cases, grapes are graded, chilled and soft pressed. First fermentation happens in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature (16 ° C). In the second fermentation (or more precisely malolactic fermentation), the wine intended for the Satèn is characterised with a lower added sugar content (18 g/l) in the liqueur de triage compared to a Brut (24 g/l), which results in less gas developed and a greater delicacy of taste and finesse of the foam. Bottle ageing on the lees for a period of at least 24 months in cellars at a constant temperature of 12-15 ° C.
- Ageing Potential: it keeps well for several years at the correct storage temperature
- Food Match: excellent as an aperitif. It is a great match with appetisers, seafood based starters, pasta or risotto
- Recommended Glass: tulip-shaped glass
Among the 150 “Oscar Labels”, selected over 2000 wine tasted for the “Oscars Sparkling Wines” Gambero Rosso guide
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