Brut sparkling white
Blend: 85% Chardonnay + 15% Pinot Noir
From: Italy, Franciacorta DOCG
By: Marco Benedini @ 1701 Franciacorta
1701 Brut, a blend of mostly Chardonnay and a little Pinot Noir grapes. Produced using the Metodo Classico technique (traditionally used for Champagne) where secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle itself for a period of at least 30 months. The first sip will bring you a zesty surprise with a hint of pear leading to a long and complex finish.
1701 is the first certified organic and biodynamic winery in the Franciacorta region in Lombardy.
Started from the passion shared by a group of friends, of their love for the land (Franciacorta region in northern Italy) and farming traditions working in harmony with nature. They strongly believe in biodynamic agriculture, not only avoiding any use of chemical products, but working in total respect of all natural processes. Production is small, around only 40.000 bottles a year.