Majolini. Franciacorta Brut
Grapes Chardonnay 90%, Pinot Noir 10%
The best 'House Champagne' I have tasted. Where it used to be delicate brioche and candied lemon, it is now a glorious floral fizz: delicate citrus fruit shot through with dried pineapple and mango. Perfect purity and the finest mousse, 12.5%
All of the grapes are hand-picked from Majolini’s own vineyards. They receive a gentle and quick pressing before being fermented at eighteen degrees in temperature controlled steel tanks, a part of the Chardonnay is fermented in oak barrels. The wine is aged in steel until the following spring; malolactic conversion is blocked by keeping the temperature down to maintain the freshness in the wine.
The cuvée is assembled in the Spring and the wine bottled with the yeast responsible for the second, bubble-producing’ fermentation. This process lasts a minimum of thirty months, perfect for the creation of a fine mousse.