★★ Great Wine “Not super aromatic but the fizz is lively and it has delicate fruity and lees hues. It’s a graceful and flavourful palate with a creamy mix of apple and white peach. A stylish, well-made trad-method fizz – but that’s what you’d expect from Berlucchi!”
100% Chardonnay with 12.5% abv. Base wines are lees stirred for six months and 10% reserve wine aged in French barrique makes up the blend. 24 months on lees in bottle and a further 2 months after digorgement.
Grown in: Lombary, ITALY.
A wine for celebrations! Chill it and pop the cork. If you want to eat with it, go for a simple pairing like calamari.
Disclosure & Price
Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting.
£34.50 Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath.
Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022
About the Producer
Founded in 1955 by Guido Berlucchi, Franco Ziliani and Gioergi Lanciani, Berlucchi family winery is credited with Franciacorta’s modern renaissance. Guido produced the first traditional method wine in Franciacorta in 1961. After 60 years at the helm, Franco Ziliani passed control of Berlucchi to the next generation and his three children Cristina, Arturo and Paolo took over. In 2022 Gambero Rosso awarded them ‘Winery of the Year’.