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Bellavista Franciacorta Riserva DOCG Satèn 2015

For all the Chardonnay lovers out there, because life doesn't get better than Chardonnay + bubbles.
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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Pineapple

Secondary Notes: Vanilla

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Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium

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Origin: Lombardy, Italy

Maker: Bellavista Italian Winery

Grape: Chardonnay

Fermentation: Vegan Slight Wood

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Serving Temperature: Best served between 6–8 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Hokkien mee, Grilled chicken wings, bamboo clam

Western Food Pairing: Pair with fish, squid and seafood, prawn aglio olio

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Bellavista Franciacorta Riserva DOCG Satèn 2015

Give me, give me, give me all the delicious bottles of bubbles! This one's for all the Chardonnay lovers out there because life doesn't get better than Chardonnay + bubbles.
The smoothest, most tactile and velvety of Bellavista's wines, made only in the best years from 100% chardonnay grapes of higher altitude vineyards. Straw yellow colour in the glass with rich and extremely fine bubbles. The bouquet bursts with seductive and suave aromas of peach blossoms, ripe lime and grapefruit citrus, honey and hazelnuts. The aromas follow through to a smooth and creamy palate, perfectly balanced between ripe nuances and fresh sensations.
Bellavista's Satèn is the elegant and delicate soul of the Franciacorta terroir. The grapes used for the cuvée come entirely from high hill vineyards, which are located in the heart of the best exposures and are all east facing. When a vintage and harvest display the exquisite traits that make it possible to create this remarkable cuvée. The Bellavista team take every care and attention in the selection of grapes, in the ageing process in small white oak casks and in the final blending, which must highlight its enchanting refinement and exquisite elegance. Once assembled, the cuvée spends 4 more years in the cellar.
Fun Fact: The dedar silkbirds pattern on the label was inspired by the decorations of 17th century Chinese coromandels. The fine lines of the ancient tradition and the colour contrast convey a sophisticated image. The same harmony is found in the round, sensual shapes of the nymphaeum in Pope Julius II's villa in Rome.




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