Majolini. Franciacorta 'Valentino'
Grape Chardonnay 90% Pinot Noir 10%
An incredibly rare wine, rich and forceful and majestic in balancing fineness with power. Elements of butter and tropical to pink grapefruit fruit but also mineral and herb. It is a wine that needs a little food to keep it company, as an aperitivo it is quite a mouthful.
We have been importing from Majolini since 2003 and in that time only two Valentino wines have been released. This may well be the best wine Simone has ever made. It spent a remarkable ten years on the lees, the development of flavours is unique. It was judged to be THE best Italian sparkling wine of the year by Decanter in 2016, to name one of its many awards.
The wines of Majolini have an uncompromising nature and this is the most extreme by some way, every release is unique. The name is in homage to the founder of Majolini, Valentino, and total perfection is the minimum requirement.
Bibbenda 2017 5 Grappoli (highest award)
Decanter 2016 Platinum Award (Best in class)