Brut: the Cuvée brut is the one that embodies the style of the Faccoli house. It is, therefore, the equivalent of a non-vintage Champagne brut Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, and Pinot Bianco
In 1995, Franciacorta obtained DOCG – Denominazione d’Origine Controllata Garantita – and became the first Italian dry brut to receive this designation. La Franciacorta is a region of Lombardy (northern Italy) south of Lake Iseo in the Brescia region. Its name derives from Curtes francae, name given to the communities of French Benedictine monks who came to settle in the region.
This region is one of the oldest regions in Italy for producing sparkling wines.
These undergo a double fermentation and a two-year ripening, which makes them wines with a relatively expensive production cost compared to other Italian sparkling wines. They are made from a blend of chardonnay and pinot and are generally derived from different types, brut (80% chardonnay and 20% pinot blanc), rosé (75% chardonnay and 25% pinot noir) or Sateen (50% chardonnay and 50% pinot blanc).