The Art and it’s Values
During grape harvest, the grapes
undergo a strict selection before being pressed: only the best grape bunches are picked and set
in specific crates.
In Castel Faglia
there are very strict rules applied to the pressing procedure: only the must resulting
from the very light and soft pressing is kept to produce Franciacorta.
is finished, the must is separated
by each field, and follwing is the alcoholic fermentation in small wooden barrels
After the first alcoholic fermentation, the young wines are preserved with much care: this is a very delicate and fundamental moment for the
future of our new wines
, and we put in our best effort to avoid any risk that a year of work may be compromised. In springtime the
oenologist tastes and evaluates through his expertise, the cuvée of
the whole harvest so to put them together and proceed with the
During this phase, when the wine is still settled, sugars and selected yeasts are added and it is then sealed into the
typical champagne bottle
. The bottles are followingly stacked up in horizontal position in the cold cellars, this is
where the refermentation takes place, meaning where the fermentation produces the natural effervescence
.This phase, first of
and following of ageing lasts at least 18 months for Satèn and Rosè and several years for millesimato.
Once this long phase of ripening is finished, a sediment forms inside the bottles, which must be removed in order to enjoy
brilliance Franciacorta wine.
Through a procedure of freezing the bottle neck, where you have the concentration of sediment
following the remuage process
which consists of inclining and rotating the bottles for several days, the bottle is uncorked.
The inner pressure “shoots” out the ice formed at the mouth of the bottle together with the sediment.
At this point of the long process in producing Franciacorta
, in some cases the bottles
are adjusted with an extra dose of
sugar, then topped up and permanently plugged with a mushroom cork with wire cage,
then packaged. Only this way, after the
accurate attention for each Cuvèe, the experience of many tastings and the constancy of letting time do it’s work, with such passion will
arise Franciacorta of Castel Faglia
with it’s brand Monogram
, synonym of quality, sealed in bottles dedicated to the most
expert and passionate of Franciacorta wine.
As per all great wines
, the tasing of Castel Faglia Franciacorta
also requires a specific ritual.
The bottles must be stored in dark environments and low temperatures. Franciacorta
must be served chilled at 4/6% and placed in an
ice bucket at the table. In order to appreciate it’s scents the ideal glass is the large sparkling wine stem-glass.