Ferghettina Franciacorta Satèn

Ferghettina Franciacorta Satèn

Beautifully smooth-as-'satin' sparkling blanc de blancs from the leading producers at Ferghettina 


Country, Region
Italy, Lombardy
Food friend
Seafood canapés & swordfish carpaccio.

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of fresh citrus, with appealing toasty notes. The palate is complex with smoky, flinty notes, a delicious creamy texture, buttery brioche character and a hint of almond and honey. Elegant with a fine mousse and long finish.

Producer details

Italian sparkling wine is not all about Prosecco, as leading Franciacorta producer Ferghettina has proved time and time again. Ferghettina is a family winery - established in 1991 by Roberto Gatti, and run with his wife Andreina, and their children Laura and Matteo. Starting with just 3-4ha of vineyard and a small production of Franciacorta Brut, Ferghettina has now grown to become one of the finest Franciacorta wineries. Situated in the southern half of Lombardy - on the edge of the town of Adro, just south of Lake Iseo - the majority of plantings are Chardonnay (approx. 70%) along with Pinot Noir (and just 4ha Pinot Blanc for their still wines). They now have 200ha of vineyard across 11 different villages, mostly at 250-300m altitude. Each vineyard confers a unique character on the resulting base wine, giving Roberto a broad spectrum of styles to blend for each cuveé. It is this skilful blending, meticulous attention to detail and long bottle maturation that give Ferghettina’s wines great finesse and individuality. Ferghettina are now in the process of organic conversion. Matteo designed the eye-catching, square-based bottle used for Milledi and Rosé Brut. First used for the 2007 vintage (released in 2011) - the triangular, flattened sides provide a surface area around two and a half times greater than that of a standard bottle, giving more lees to wine contact and therefore greater complexity.

In the vineyard

The Gatti family manage 120 hectares of vineyards in six localities within the DOC. Grapes for Satèn are selected from older vineyards in just two village areas.

In the winery

The alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tank at controlled temperature between 16 and 18 °C with selected yeast. 10% of the base wine finishes alcoholic fermentation in used barriques and matures there for 5 months. Tirage is carried out in spring time of the following year. The wine has 36 months of ageing on the lees. Dosage added is 7 grams/litre (Satèn can only be produced as a Brut style). Satèn also has a lower pressure (less than 4.5 atmospheres) than other Franciacorta wines and this is responsible for its distinctive softness.

Food Recommendations

A lovely aperitif wine, or pair with seafood canapés and swordfish carpaccio.

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