Ben says

★ Good Wine “Lemon curd, caramel and biscoff, apple/white pear aromas. Clean, bittersweet apple, lemon, toast and shortbread biscuit. If only it had a longer lees ageing period. Pleasant while not outstanding.”

Franciacorta Nature 'Coupé'


Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with 12.5% abv. Hand harvested from sandy and clay glacial soils. First fermentation is split with 56% in stainless steel tanks and 44% in oak. The wine undergoes second fermentation in bottle with ageing on lees for at least 24 months.

Grown in: Franciacorta DOCG, Lombardy, ITALY.

Food Pairing

There’s lots of citrus in this Franciacorta, so to offset some of that zing try the sparkling wine with saltier dishes like grilled or fried fish, pasta with clams, smoked salmon finger food (if you’re celebrating), or your favourite cheese.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased via Decanter in a blind mixed case selection.

£23.90 from Vinissimus. 

Reviewed and tasted: 29 December 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Monte Rossa is well know for its Franciacorta sparkling wines. It is headed by Emanuele Rabotti who has no intention of following the wines of Champagne but to showcase Italian traditional method fizz that reflects his 70 hectare estate in Lombardy.