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Frescobaldi Vintage Brut

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The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. In 1989 Frescobaldi bought the Castelgiocondo estate in Montalcino, the largest vine-growing farm in the Brunello area. Although the estates have gone many changes over the years, ownership has never changed hands and still, after 30 generations, is in full control of the Frescobaldi family. One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,000 ha of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, Frescobaldi produces almost 7 million bottles and the wines are exported to over 60 countries throughout the world. Vintage: 2005 Grapes: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Harvest: By hand end of September Size of Vineyards: 40 hectares Training: Pergola Trentina Age of Vines: 15 years old Yield: 60 HL per Hectare Density: 3,500 vines per Hectare Denomination: Trento DOC, Metodo Classico Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested at the end September and then softly pressed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 15-16C lasting 10 days for the first fermentation. The second fermentation took place in bottle lasting 24 months Ageing: 3 months in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks followed by a short bottle ageing prior to release in February following vintage. Colour: Bright straw-yellow Serve: With horse d'oeuvres, shellfish, fish based dishes with full-flavoured sauces, cold meats and mature cheese Taste: This vintage, classic method, dry sparkling wine displays a dense and lingering mousse, a generous, complex bouquet of crusted bread yielding to acacia blossom and aromatic herbs and ends very long, mirroring the nose with appealing nuances of crisp, lemon-edged fruit.

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Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. In 1989 Frescobaldi bought the Castelgiocondo estate in Montalcino, the largest vine-growing farm in the Brunello area. Although the estates have gone many changes over the years, ownership has never changed hands and still, after 30 generations, is in full control of the Frescobaldi family. One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,000 ha of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, Frescobaldi produces almost 7 million bottles and the wines are exported to over 60 countries throughout the world. Vintage: 2005 Grapes: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Harvest: By hand end of September Size of Vineyards: 40 hectares Training: Pergola Trentina Age of Vines: 15 years old Yield: 60 HL per Hectare Density: 3,500 vines per Hectare Denomination: Trento DOC, Metodo Classico Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested at the end September and then softly pressed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 15-16C lasting 10 days for the first fermentation. The second fermentation took place in bottle lasting 24 months Ageing: 3 months in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks followed by a short bottle ageing prior to release in February following vintage. Colour: Bright straw-yellow Serve: With horse d'oeuvres, shellfish, fish based dishes with full-flavoured sauces, cold meats and mature cheese Taste: This vintage, classic method, dry sparkling wine displays a dense and lingering mousse, a generous, complex bouquet of crusted bread yielding to acacia blossom and aromatic herbs and ends very long, mirroring the nose with appealing nuances of crisp, lemon-edged fruit.



The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. In 1989 Frescobaldi bought the Castelgiocondo estate in Montalcino, the largest vine-growing farm in the Brunello area. Although the estates have gone many changes over the years, ownership has never changed hands and still, after 30 generations, is in full control of the Frescobaldi family. One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,000 ha of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, Frescobaldi produces almost 7 million bottles and the wines are exported to over 60 countries throughout the world. Vintage: 2005 Grapes: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Harvest: By hand end of September Size of Vineyards: 40 hectares Training: Pergola Trentina Age of Vines: 15 years old Yield: 60 HL per Hectare Density: 3,500 vines per Hectare Denomination: Trento DOC, Metodo Classico Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested at the end September and then softly pressed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 15-16C lasting 10 days for the first fermentation. The second fermentation took place in bottle lasting 24 months Ageing: 3 months in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks followed by a short bottle ageing prior to release in February following vintage. Colour: Bright straw-yellow Serve: With horse d'oeuvres, shellfish, fish based dishes with full-flavoured sauces, cold meats and mature cheese Taste: This vintage, classic method, dry sparkling wine displays a dense and lingering mousse, a generous, complex bouquet of crusted bread yielding to acacia blossom and aromatic herbs and ends very long, mirroring the nose with appealing nuances of crisp, lemon-edged fruit.

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