Wine buy of the month. Franciacorta Extra Brut EBB 2012 Il Mosnel

May 21 2017, 07:00 | by Gambero Rosso

The texture is impressive, creamy and silky, rich and dynamic. Notes of citrus, aromatic herbs and white pepper create a complex and deep profile. Franciacorta Extra Brut EBB 2012 by Il Mosnel is perfect if paired with grilles meatballs. Here are the details.

Emanuela Barboglio

Emanuela Barboglio converted the family estate to viticulture back in the 1960s, marking the start of wine and Franciacorta production of wines at Mosnel. Today the estate is lovingly and competently run by her children Giulio and Lucia Barzanò, who have perfectly restored the winery’s headquarters, the 16th-century hamlet of Camignone di Passirano, set among its impressive 40 hectares of vineyards in a single plot. Since 2014 the vineryards are organic certified.

Franciacorta Extra Brut EBB

Franciacorta Extra Brut EBB is dedicate to the estate’s founder. The 2012 vintage is one of the very finest of the Franciacortas tasted this year. A Chardonnay cuvée from the estate’s finest vineyards, it is fermented in oak before long bottle fermentation for well over three years. It is well profiled, deep and complex, with a very good definition and a long finish of citrus notes, aromatic herbs and white pepper. The texture is pretty impressive, creamy and silky, being rich but at the same time dynamic and refreshing. This is a very appealing style of Franciacorta which displays an original profile, and a striking backbone. Pair it with grilled meatballs wrapped in lemon-tre leale. Gorgeous match!

Wine details:

Il Mosnel

Franciacorta Extra Brut EBB 2012

Bottles number: 6.000

Ex-cellar price: 26 Euros + taxes

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