Contadi Castaldi, Franciacorta Brut $28

Cheese Chicken Fish
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc

Bright apple, citrus, and a tiny bit of chalk.

“The wines boast an especially creamy and opulent style that sets them apart from their peers. That richness is achieved with moderate use of oak, a strong focus on Chardonnay and prolonged lees aging. I also must underline that these are some of the most reasonably priced wines you can find in the generally overpriced Franciacorta appellation.” ~ 90, Wine Advocate

This winery is run very differently from the other wineries in Franciacorta. It has multi-year agreements with many local vine-growers, who are supervised by a team of technical experts, from the planting of the vine to the hand harvesting of the grapes.

  • Region: Italy / Lombardy / Franciacorta
Contadi Castaldi, Franciacorta Brut