Right from its entry, it conquers the palate and keeps it hostage, light-hearted yet firmly, progressing to a finale that is forthright and self-assured. Lush and eminently enjoyable.


Since 1979, the harmonious interrelationship of our Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, and Pinot Noir grapes at every harvest guides the assembling of the cuvée that constitutes the foundation of our house style. At least 24 months sur lie allows this Brut to reach a perfect stylistic equilibrium, after which it is ready to be disgorged. It boasts a subtle white-gold hue, and a slender, silky bead of pin-point bubbles. A refined aromatic medley of elderflower and hawthorn blossom nuances crisp Mediterranean citrus, pear and apple, apricot and melon, along with subtle impressions of wild herbs and almonds. Crisp fruit and a tangy acidity are gloriously abundant in the mouth, concluding with a finish that is long-lingering, elegant, and beautifully balanced.

Grapes and vineyards

Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir from our own east-southeast-facing vineyards. The surface is flat to slightly rolling within the morainic zone, with loose, medium-fertile soils and medium-deep pebble admixture

Lush and eminently enjoyable

This cuvée combines together many types of “knowledge”: that of the grape varieties themselves, that of time, and that of the vinification methods. It offers the eye an emphatic, full appearance of ivory-shot yellow-green, and the mousse, too, resembles ivory: a leiurely, irregular bead from various strands creates a light, slender crown at the rim. The nose is delicate, and might seem timid, yet it fails to yield in any way, right to a lengthy conclusion. Crisp, with intermittent flashes of near-green apple and pear white fruits just moments away from ripeness, and underlying hints of autumnal fog and mist. The palate is dry, clean-edged, and nervy, dense and clinging; right from its entry, it conquers the palate and keeps it hostage, light-hearted yet firmly, progressing to a finale that is forthright and self-assured. Lush and eminently enjoyable.

Stefano Caffarri

Technical features

The clusters are gently pressed in a pneumatic press, and the first and second fractions are kept separate. After a 12-hour gravity settling at 15°C, the must is inoculated with cultured yeasts and the wine ferments, part at controlled temperatures in stainless steel, part in small oak barrels, and then goes through malolactic fermentation. The cuvée is assembled in spring, the liqueur de tirage added and the bottles capped and laid down for the prise de mousse.

Maturation ageing
The tiered-up bottles remain in our cellars for at least 24 months before riddling. The sediment is then removed and they are given the Brut-style liqueur d’expedition, then corked and wired. This Franciacorta then rests in the bottle a further two months before release.

12,5% vol.

Component grape varieties
Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir

Vineyard location and exposure
In our estate, with east-southeast exposure.

Soil profile
Level and slightly undulating terrain in loose morainic soils of medium fertility, with medium-deep gravel-pebble mixture.

Trainig systemGuyot

Yield per hectare
80 quintals of grapes/hectare = 52 hectolitres/hectare.

Hand picked into small boxes between the second and the fourth week of August

Year first produced

0.375 L (10,000) – 0,75 L (130,000) – 1.5 L (6,000)

Franciacorta Wines Collection


It lopes towards the finish, with a joy that is open-handed, extroverted, and radiant, formidably tenacious and appealing. Festive at every sip.

Pas Dosé

Held tight by an embracing stream, as a bird flight at sunset. The light beams forth, direct and unencumbered.


The debut of this new cuvée made solely from organically-grown grapes pays homage to the quintessence of the vineyard and to the utter harmony of nature’s components.


Its brilliant gold hue and dense, creamy bead of pin-point bubbles are every bit as refined as its intense, clean-edged aromatics.


With maturity to spare, and a magisterial vigour, an experience that grants the excitement of a revelation.


Quintessential maturity and elation, enfolded in a close-woven silken cocoon, a farewell embrace that is tight, clean, precise. Near-endless and riveting.


A vibrant, clean-edged acidity provides impressive drive to the regal palate