Le Marchesine 'Nitens' Brut, Franciacorta DOCG, Lombardia, Italy (750ml)
The philosophy of Le Marchesine is mainly focused on technological innovation. It's no coincidence that the farm boasts a more than ten-year relationship with a real institution of the Champagne region, the Champagne Oenological Institute, of which the oenologist of Le Marchesine is a member. "Nitens" is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco & Pinot Noir. If youy are not familar with Franciacorta as a category of classic method sparkling wine, this is a fine introduction.
“Le Marchesine” is a small and innovative Franciacorta wine estate that is one of the most prestigious companies in its league in the lucky Lombard area. The excellent wine producing job is something the Biatta family passes on from one generation to the next. Giovanni Biatta, the forefather of “Le Marchesine”, acquired in 1985 the first three hectares in the Franciacorta area. For at least five generations, the family has nurtured its one and only true passion: wine excellence. The Biatta family has very ancient origins from Brescia, its documented existence dates back to 1196, when Giovanni’s great-grandfather, Camillo Biatta, was négociant éleveur, an old noble profession passed from father to son., up to Giovanni. Under the expert guidance of his father Giovanni, Loris Biatta with his children Alice and Andrea, take care of the vineyard and the cellar. From its initial three hectares, the company vineyard has extended reaching 47 hectares, registered in the DOC and DOCG lists. Most of the vines are grown on Guyot with 4000-4500 viness per hectares, the rest on Sylvoz with a slightly lower density, with 3200 vines. Even though it is perfectly in line with the productive guidelines dictated by the Franciacorta consortium, “Le Marchesine” as always distinguished itself for its innovative cultivation style, starting with abandoning the outdated pergola system, as soon as Giovanni bought the vineyards, and shortly after the import of the French techniques.