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Cavalchina Bardolino Chiaretto 2013

Azienda Agricola Cavalchina, DOC Bardolino Chiaretto, Lombardy, Italy, 2013 DOC Bardolino occupies pretty much a flat plain bordering Lake Garda’s eastern shores, with an aspect from southeast through south to southwest.  The soils are calcareous and pebbly, with alluvial content from … Continue reading

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Sparkling wine – Franciacorta

What A DOCG metodo classico full sparkling wine, from chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot blanc, with some varietal chardonnay.   18-60 months lees ageing. NV and vintage. All designed to compete with Champagne, at a better price point. Mainly a … Continue reading

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Ferghettina, Brut, NV

Ferghettina, Franciacorta DOCG, Brut NV, Italy A blend of 95% chardonnay with 5% pinot noir, mushroom cork closure, 12.5% abv., Ann et Vin and more widely available, from £15-20. The area – Franciacorta is the only sparkling wine DOCG to … Continue reading

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