NV ENRICO GATTI FRANCIACORTA DOCGEnrico Gatti
Producer: Enrico Gatti
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Region: Erbusco, Lombardy
Zone: Franciacorta DOCG
In 1975 Enrico Gatti purchased a single hectare in Erbusco, the heart of the Franciacorta region, and made a red wine which he sold in demijohns to local restaurants. At the time Franciacorta was really just getting started as a sparkling wine region and, seeing the potential, Enrico enlisted the support of his children, Lorenzo and Paola, and Paola’s husband Enzo Balzarini, and in 1984 they acquired a further sixteen hectares with the aim of producing a great bollicine. Now very much a family operation with a third generation involved, the total production is 100.000 bottles – still tiny by local standards. The vineyards are all planted on the regions classic morainic terrain, and farmed organically and by hand. The NV Brut, from 100% Chardonnay, is aged for 27 months (partially in wood) and is crisp and fresh with notes of almond and bread.
Tasting note: It is fresh, well balanced and persistent, showing notes of dried fruit and citrus.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: calcareous clay
Production: Vinified in stainless steel vats followed by 24 months on lees.
Alcohol (%) 12.5%