- Tasting Notes
Denomination Franciacorta Brut DOCG
Producer 1701 Franciacorta
Region Italy, Lombardy
Variety 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir
Size 750 ml
Serving temperature 5°C, keep it in the fridge, put it in the freezer 30 mins before serving
Type Sparkling White
1701 Franciacorta Brut is the perfect union between the structural elegance of Chardonnay and the character of Pinot Nero. A marriage of exceptional raw materials, this wine is the perfect ambassador of the winemaker’s art.
Its full palate is balanced by marked acidity. Mineral hints softened by fresh fruits and a lingering flavour of red apple.
1701 is an adventure that, as often happens in the wine world, is born from the satisfaction of a group of friends. They are involved in the leading of one of the oldest companies in Franciacorta. Professional entrepreneurs discover more and more related to the country origins, incorporating their idea of Franciacorta and viticulture in the manifesto 1701.
The brothers Federico and Silvia Stefini formally found and lead today the project and the cellar of 1701. together with their collaborators, take care of the eleven hectares of one of the oldest wine properties in the history of history of trecio four hectares surrounded by 11th-century walls.
We work on the basis of a shared choice with conviction: the principles and methods of organic and biodynamic viticulture. This approach, away from all forcing and chemical intervention, is also a philosophy of life, a way to get closer to the vineyard, understand it and respect it in its life cycle until when, in the bottle, it expresses it full character virtue: first of all authenticity and maximum valorization of the terroir, in all its expressions.
The current production of 1701 is about 50 thousand bottles.