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Vines Chardonnay (60 %), Pinot Bianco (20 %), Pinot Nero (20 %)
Bubbles , Sans Année

Color: Straw yellow of good intensity with fine and persistent perlage.
Smell: The nose is elegant with notes of white fruits, yeast and bread crust.
Taste: The palate is fresh, dry and taut, rich in flavor and balance for a mineral and persistent drink.
Food pairing: Perfect for fish and shellfish dishes, fried seafood and sushi, delicate meats.

Franciacorta Extra Brut is dosed according to the vintage and the time it has spent on the lees, but always very little.
It is the least communicated type of the territory: it is aimed at a particular public, given the minimum dosages; it is suitable for palates who are looking for products that are foreign to the conventional criteria of pleasantness.
The extra brut Faccoli is the type that distinguishes the company, the product in which it identifies itself and through which it seeks the affirmation of its brand.

Aging: At least 20 months on the lees.
Total acidity: 6.5 g/l.
Dosage: ‹1 g/l.
Total SO2: ‹70 mg/l.

Faccoli

Bortolo Faccoli was the grandfather: a farmer on Lake Iseo. His son Lorenzo bought a flat estate in the middle of the Brescia plain with a farmhouse still not served by electricity and water. His wife Maria, however, born with a view of the lake, refused to move to such a foggy place. So they happened on Monte Orfano, in Coccaglio: it was 1963. In that year Lorenzo obtained 12 hectoliters of wine from the grapes of an existing vineyard, vinified on his own and sold in bulk. He planted trees of which he sold the fruit, arranged the terraces and planted vineyards of chardonnay and pinot bianco, according to the recommendations of the new DOC Franciacorta. In 1970 it was already bottling a part of its own wine, and in 1979 all the 300 hectoliters produced left the company in bottles. During the 1970s, Franciacorta acquired a greater territorial identity, and the first sparkling wines appeared. 1983 marks an important change in the Faccoli house. The company decides to focus on bubbles, and Gian Mario and Claudio both start working in the company. While Gian Mario takes care of the vineyards, Claudio works alongside a commercial director to structure a sales network. Today the company produces 55,000 bottles of Franciacorta per year in the types Rosè brut, Extra Brut, Brut, Dosaggio Zero and Millesimato 10 Years. The Faccoli farm extends for 11 hectares on the slopes of Monte Orfano, at the south-western limit of Franciacorta. From the geological point of view, Monte Orfano is a "conglomerate": a clastic sedimentary rock made up of gravelly and pebbly elements of various sizes cemented together by finer quartz sand calcarenitic. The epoch of the origin of the mountain ranges from 26 to 5 million years ago, in the lower middle Miocene; it is the oldest outcrop in the Po valley, and the only geological presence of marine origin in Lombardy. Located on the southwestern edge of Franciacorta, it affects the territories of the municipalities of Coccaglio, Cologne, Erbusco and Rovato. 4.4 km long, it is oriented from north-west to south-east; the width at the base varies from 400 to 1100 m for a total area of ​​535 hectares; it touches the highest summit at 450 m asl and the lowest hill point is 190 m a.s.l., with an altitude difference between 100 and 250 m compared to the surrounding plain. The north side is affected by the cold and humid currents coming from Lake Iseo, it is covered by a wood mantle dominated by chestnut trees; the soil contains an average content of humus and organic substances, and has an acid pH. The southern side, where Coccaglio is located, shows Mediterranean characteristics thanks to its favorable exposure, with woods dominated by downy oaks, grasslands, bushes and cultivated areas; the soil is poor in nutrients, with a neutral or slightly alkaline pH with medium humus content. Widely inherent, the areas planted with vineyards characterize the territory, and the consistent presence of the olive tree confirms the Mediterranean nature of the environment. The Franciacorta zoning study, begun in 1992 and completed in 1996, with annual continuity, had the aim of identifying "Vocation Units" in which the vegetative, productive and above all qualitative performance of the vineyards can be considered sufficiently homogeneous ". The PB1 Landscape Unit describes the pre-alpine hilly landscapes, with slopes from 30 to 80%, in which, in the lower parts of the slopes, there are rare cultivations of vineyards. The company's land is merged with the manor house which houses the cellars and the administrative headquarters. The overall extension is divided into 5.5 hectares of woods protected by the Law for Protected Areas of 1983, and 5.5 hectares of vineyards; to these is added 1 hectare not owned, but managed by the company with free loan agreements. The yields are around 100 quintals of grapes per hectare, equivalent to obtaining 65 hectoliters of wine per hectare. The company applies a normal treatment cycle to the vines, which are rigorously maintained by hand. The youngest vineyards are those of Chardonnay, trained with the Guyot system in various plots for a total of 3 hectares. Pinot Bianco occupies the old vineyard of 1.5 hectares, planted in 1984 and still led to sylvoz. Pinot Noir is cultivated with spurred cordon for only 2 hectares. The company works respectfully in the countryside, applying the normal treatment cycle; the manual care of the plants, allowed by the modest extension of the company's vineyards, allows you to harvest healthy grapes when ripening is not yet complete, to preserve the acidity, a fundamental component in a long-lived bubble. The grapes from each vineyard arrive instantly in the cellar and are vinified individually in steel vats. As they are obtained from grapes of a single vintage, Franciacorta Faccoli are potentially always vintage.

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