Franciacorta Brut by Contadi Castaldi is a fresh and fascinating sparkling wine, aged for at least 20 months on the lees. It's characterised by fresh aromas of linden, accompanied by pleasant notes of citrus, white peach and green pepper. The taste is tense and vibrant, the wine is very easy to drink and has a long finish.
Contadi Castaldi's Brut Franciacorta is a vibrant expression of the marriage between Chardonnay and one of the most vocated territories for the production of Italian sparkling wines. Smoothness and drinkability are the key words to identify the production style adopted, yet without sacrificing complexity and longevity. The more than centuries-old origins of the winemaking history of the place are reflected in the choice of the winery's name; in fact, the word "contadi" refers to the counties of Franciacorta, while "Castaldi" refers to the owners of the latter. Although the birth of the winery, founded in Adro in 1991, is much more recent, the Moretti family name is one of those that has made the history of Franciacorta, being the founder of one of the most famous Italian wineries in the world, namely Bellavista.
Contadi Castaldi's Brut comes from a blend consisting mostly of Chardonnay, with small balances of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, while aging takes place partly in steel containers and partly in barriques. The sparkling wine then ages on the lees for 20-26 months, and it is this last rest that enriches the wine, giving it depth and structure.
Contadi Castaldi Brut Franciacorta reveals itself in the glass with a bright straw yellow, denoting a perlage of exemplary finesse. An impetuous nose, it varies from floral hints of lime and jasmine to fleshier ones of peach and citrus. The crisp, streamlined sip is striking for its extreme freshness and drinkability, but is enriched by a well-integrated underlying creaminess. A wine endowed with extreme versatility, it accompanies aperitifs and delicate fish dishes, also creating interesting combinations with preparations such as soups and risottos. Ductility in the service of elegance.
Straw yellow with a fine perlage
Tense and vertical, with a pleasant savory streak and a long finish
Fresh scents of linden flowers, accompanied by pleasant nuances of citrus, white peach and green pepper