Facchetti Franciacorta Nature metodo classico: the true face of Franciacorta?
We liked Facchetti’s Franciacorta Nature sparkling wine: it’s a hard, rocky, little-dosed wine that doesn’t purr but rather slams all its mineral charge in your face.
It is a technically impeccable wine, shaped by 24 months of aging on the lees, but it does not want to be a pimp, thanks to a minimal dosage that neither covers nor softens the wine’s nervousness.
Wine which, as per the Facchetti tradition, is 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, but don’t think of a creamy and slow sparkling wine; this is sharp; it is the citrus fruits, the rocks, and the salt that speak and not so much the butter and exotic fruits.
It is an exemplary wine, showing how good, uncompromising, and pure sparkling wine can be in Franciacorta, and for this reason, hats off to the Facchetti winery, which has not sat on its laurels, despite having been in business with great success for more than 50 years.
Sharp, stony nose with clear hints of salt, musk, mint, endless citrus fruits, pears, thyme, flowers, and then everything is embraced by the yeasts’ suggestions, creamy and buttery but never cloying or preponderant.Excellent persistence.
Tense mouth, furrowed by biting sapidity, but with the yeasts to balance the taste and give breath to the sharp fruit of the Chardonnay, which opens like a fan, leaving on the palate not only rocks but also buttery suggestions of candied oranges and peaches.
Overall it is an ambitious wine that aims at the purity of the sip, wants to distill a rich terroir like that of Erbusco, and it succeeds very well, while not giving up an evolved elegance where the Chardonnay pulp dominates the sip.
A great fine wine, the care and attention given to returning a vocal and territorially credible wine are palpable and very appreciable. But the love for a noble but highly misunderstood vine such as Chardonnay is also evident.
Grilled fatty fish, elaborate preparations rich in sauce, offer him a guanciale more than the other cheek. It is a wine that cuts, so combine it also with roasted white meats, pizza margherita, veal with tuna sauce, chicken curry, carbonara, cacio e pepe, paella.
20–24 euros—an excellent price for a good wine.