Have you searched for a special sparkler deserving of distinction, yet shy at shelling out the shekels for Champagne? Well, here’s a wine that’s a cut above Crémant, and doesn’t break the bank. Franciacorta is the best of Italian bubbles. Using the traditional, Champagne-method, this wine is made entirely of chardonnay with classic tree-fruit and floral notes; and having spent 18 months on the lees, it boasts a dry, creamy palate with crisp acidity and an exquisite mousse. It’s great with goat’s cheese drizzled with honey, and perfect for a party!
VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
REGION: Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy