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Franciacorta

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A regional sparkling wine from northern Italy. Made in several styles, using the same method and grapes as Champagne, with the addition of Pinot Blanc.

Primary Flavors

  • Lemon
  • Peach
  • White Cherry
  • Almond
  • Toast

Taste Profile

Dry

Light Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    38–45°F / 3-7°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Flute

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

A fruity sparkling like Franciacorta will pair perfectly with soft ripened cheeses (like brie), dried fruits (like apricot and cherry), and roasted salted nuts.

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James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly