Villa Franciacorta Diamant 2012 (750ml)
Villa Franciacorta’s story began in 1960, with Alessandro Bianchi’s purchase of one of the most famed areas of all Franciacorta, the hamlet of Villa, in the town of Monticelli Brusati, in Brescia, Lombardy. The soil here is composed of sedimentary clay and stratified marl with fossil-rich rocks that bear witness to the primordial presence of the sea. This is not, therefore, land of glacial origin that was carried here by rivers when the glaciers melted, as is true for much of the land in Franciacorta, but rather virgin soil that is rich in natural substances. The clays and minerals contained herein derive from marine fossils, thus explaining the aromatic richness, the enhanced sapidity and refined taste of the wines produced in this hamlet over four centuries, as well as their unmistakable bouquet. The Bianchi family’s philosophy of life, which runs through every choice of the production chain, can be clearly evinced from the use of organic and natural substances in vineyard management, controlled revegetation and green manure, short pruning systems and an overall respect for the land and care of the environment.
Rare and Fine 2019.
A blend of organically grown 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir; primary fermentation in stainless steel then 6 months ageing in barriques before bottling. The wine then undergoes its secondary fermentation with 60 months aging on the lees. Diamant is the ultimate expression of terroir, an experience not to be missed if you are looking for a wine with a distinct personality. Hazelnuts and white flowers combine with a hint of vanilla and croissant on a fully crisp and dry palate and persistent finish.