Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Le Marchesine Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG NV

Now I'm not too sure what the blend is for this wine but it tastes like Chardonnay with a mix of something else. You don't expect that an Italian Sparkling would taste more like a Champagne mixed with and Australian Sparkling but this one does. This winery was founded in 1985 in the region of Frenciacorta which is located in the province of Brescia. If you want to picture the area think rolling hills.

Le Marchesine Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG NV

The flavours of the wine are very nice but it is the dosage that leaves me wondering what the. It dominates and over powers the delicate flavours.  The length of the wine is very good and there is a nice core of acidity but again I am left with the flavour of the dosage on the back palate. I do like the wine but at this price I could buy Champagne or top quality Aussie Sparkling.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Price: $50
Rated: 87
Drink: Now - 2015
Importer: Mediterraneo Wines

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