This Franciacorta Brut Nature from Cantina Il Mosnel comes from vineyards located in the municipality of Passirano, in the heart of the Franciacorta DOCG. It is mainly produced with Chardonnay (70%) with Pinot Bianco (20%) and Pinot Nero (10%). The wine ages in the bottle for about 24 months on lees before riddling. There is only about 0-3 g/l sugar in the wine and therefore, it is labeled as Brut Nature.
This wine is characterized by a straw yellow color. The nose is delicate with white blossom, lemon, grapefruit, peach and hint of brioche and toasty notes. The palate is clean and dry showing the typical Brut Nature character with creamy mousse. Finish is long and fresh with pleasant bitter citrusy, umami and mineral notes.
This wine is ideal to pair with delicate sea food like oyster and shellfish, sushi and sashimi. It is fantastic for some aperitifs and crispy snacks as well like my favourite Japanese potato chips with seaweed flavours. I have recently learnt that Certa Platform will present some truffle flavoured chips soon and I believe this is going to be a perfect match with this Brut Nature as the truffle aroma will enhance the autolytic notes (like brioche, toasty and smoky notes) of this wine and make it more interesting and complex. Can’t wait to try!