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Arcari + Danesi

Giovanni Arcari and Nico Danesi are pioneering a new style of Franciacorta. They are dedicated to the identity of the region and believe that the mild, sunny slopes of Lombardia in north-west Italy, with their well-draining moraines of gravel and sand over limestone, are perfect for making traditional method sparkling wine that is unique – not just an Italian version of champagne.

Franciacorta Brut 'Solo Uva'

Expressive, perfumed nose of ripe apple and white peach, with hints of citrus, white flowers and a saline quality.  Very precise on the palate, with fine, persistent bubbles and plenty of fruit concentration.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Franciacorta DOCG
VINTAGE: NV
STYLE: sparkling
GRAPE: chardonnay
FARMING: lutte raisonnée/in respect of nature
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: bottle
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero

Bursting with pink grapefruit, peach and ripe apple aromas with undertones of mineral and biscuit in a tightly-wound, focussed style. Elegant yet energetic and immediately appealing.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Franciacorta DOCG
VINTAGE: 2014
STYLE: sparkling
GRAPES: chardonnay, pinot bianco
FARMING: lutte raisonnée/in respect of nature
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: bottle
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 12%
CASE SIZE: 6

Franciacorta Satèn

Hints of apple, white flowers and citrus, with a clear mineral note. The mousse is gentle and fine, giving lift to the pure fruit flavours that linger on the ling, dry finish. Spends a minimum of 30 months on the lees before disgorgement.

Satèn is a chardonnay-dominated style of Franciacorta, bottled with lower pressure that gives the wine its characteristic silky texture.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Franciacorta DOCG
VINTAGE: 2013
STYLE: sparkling
GRAPES: chardonnay, pinot bianco
FARMING: lutte raisonnée/in respect of nature
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: bottle
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 12%
CASE SIZE: 6

Arcari + Danesi

Giovanni Arcari and Nico Danesi are pioneering a new style of Franciacorta. They are dedicated to the identity of the region and believe that the mild, sunny slopes of Lombardia in north-west Italy, with their well-draining moraines of gravel and sand over limestone, are perfect for making traditional method sparkling wine that is unique – not just an Italian version of champagne. Over the last twelve years, they have sparked a “grower Franciacorta” movement by encouraging other small estates to produce and bottle their own wine, rather than selling to the big producers and négociants who hold much of the power in the region. Beginning with a small plot in 2006, their artisan approach has led them to become advocates not just for their own wines, but for the Franciacorta appellation as a whole (and ruffled a few feathers along the way!).

Working with chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot blanc, they allow the grapes to reach full phenolic ripeness before harvesting, and then to preserve the characteristics of the fruit, they use only the natural grape sugars to start the secondary fermentation, rather than adding refined sugar. They call this approach SoloUva: just grapes. The result is sparkling wine with all the complexity of long lees ageing and with a rich fruit character that speaks of its unique terroir.