Bellavista Alma Gran Cuvee Brut NV
Bellavista Franciacorta Alma Gran Cuvee Brut NV
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Bellavista Alma Gran Cuvee is grown and made in the Franciacorta DOCG region, in Lombardy. Franciacorta, is known for producing Italy's finest sparkling wines and the region is seen as Italy's 'answer' to Champagne. The Alma Gran Cuvee takes 40 months to make, from harvest to release. Cuvee is mostly made from Chardonnay with small amounts of Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianca. It shows aromas and flavours of ripe peach and nectarine, along with brioche, citrus peel and pastry. Good acidity combined with a strong minerality and a creamy mousse gives this wine a beautiful and long finish. Impressive with seafood or on its own as an apperitif.
Expert Reviews & Awards
"The finest entry-level Methode Champenoise wine being made in Italy. White peaches, green apples, flowers and crushed rocks are layered into an energetic frame of notable class. Bellavista's Brut Cuvée is one of the go-to wines at my house. It never disappoints." 90 points.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (AG), 2012. — 90 Points
Chardonnay (80%), Pinot Noir (19%), Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco (1%).
Made in the 'traditional method', the different parcels of wine are all vinified separately. 15% of the wines used in the blend are fermented and then matured for seven months in small oak barrels. These wines were then blended with the "reserve wines", which came from between six and nine earlier vintages. Once blended, the wine was bottled and the secondary fermentation took place in the bottle. It was then left to age on lees for two and a half years before release.
The Franciacorta region that is home to Bellavista, is a D.O.C area located in the province of Brescia in the eastern part of Italy’s Lombardy region. Bellavista is the embodiment of the dreams and drive of the Moretti family, shaped by the philosophy and hard work of its forward-thinking founders and inspired by the beauty of the Franciacorta landscape. One hundred and ninety hectares are sown with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. The vines are divided into 147 plots located in 10 different Franciacorta municipalities.
About Franciacorta DOCG
Franciacorta is a small wine region in Lombardy, Northern Italy, near the border with Switzerland and Lake Iseo. Franciacorta is seen as Italy's counterpart to Champagne because the quality of the Franciacorta sparkling wines is impressively high. There are several reasons for this. Like Champagne, the sparkling wines from Franciacorta are also made under strict regulations in regard to bottle ageing (minimum 18 months) and undergo a secondary fermentation in the bottle. The Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grapes that are used to make the Franciacorta sparkling wines, are also high in acid and low in sugar, like the grapes that are used in Champagne. Under the Italian quality assurance laws, for wine and cheese, Franciacorta is classified as a DOC region (Denominazione di Origine Controllata). In addition, the sparkling wines from Franciacorta also meet the stringent quality requirements for next level , DOCG classification (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garanita). This classification requires that the sparkling wines from Franciacorta must be bottled in the same area that the grapes are grown in and, be subjected to a tasting by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Wine Body: Medium Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Organic / Vegan: Vegan
Non Alcoholic: No
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