Wine Enthusiast 88 points - This straightforward brut offers apple and stone fruit sensations along with baked bread and hints of toasted oak. It has medium-sized, persistent bubbles and closes on a note of bitter almond. (Dec 2013)
Montenisa Brut is the result of a careful selection of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and a small quantity of Pinot Nero grapes, grown in the vineyards of our Tenuta di Montenisa estate in the heart of Franciacorta.
The first fermentation takes place partly in stainless steel vats and partly in barriques, and the second in the bottles, with subsequent contact on the yeasts for at least 30 months. The wine is golden yellow in colour with plenty of mousse and a delicate, lasting perlage . The intense aromas include hints of white peaches and apples and yeasty, toasty notes. The typical liveliness of the Brut is enhanced on the palate by ripe fruit aromas adding depth and balance.