Berlucchi - '61 Rosé Franciacorta
'61 Berlucchi rosé is produced from Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%), cultivated in the most suitable vineyards of Franciacorta's 19 different municipalities. The grapes are harvested the second part of August. The grapes are then gently and progressively pressed and the must is fermented in steel tanks. The pinot noir grapes macerate with the skin (before the skin is separated from the must) a few hours to give color and aromas. In the springtime, the wine is bottled and the second fermentation starts. The wine is stored with the yeast residues for 24 months and then another 2 months after the degorging.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Lombardy
- Grape variety : Chardonnay, Pinot noir
- Classification : AOP Franciacorta
- Color : Sparkling
- Alcohol degree : 12 %
- Storage potential : A couple of years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
It all began in 1955 when Guido Berlucchi was looking for a consultant who could improve his Pinot del Castello. Guido meets the young oenologist Franco Ziliani asking the question "What if we made a sparkling wine in the French way?". This was the start of what would completely change the fate of Franciacorta. Ziliani's dream had been to produce a sparkling wine of the classic method in his home environment of Franciacorta. After some less fortunate years, 3,000 bottles of Pinot di Franciacorta were sealed in 1961. The wine was corked up the following year and proved to be excellent. Franciacorta, perhaps the Italian, most champagne-like wine, was born!
A deep pink color. A soft and creamy foam, with good endurance and a thin and continuous string in the glass. The nose is fruity with hints of red berries, mixed with notes of yeast and freshly baked bread. Fine vinosity. The palate is elegant, lively and rich with a sugar dosage that balances the acidities. To serve as an aperitif, preferably twith charcuteries and with stored cheeses.