Surrounded by abbeys and priories sits Brescia, Franciacorta, where winemaking traditions trace back to ancient Roman times. South of the Lago d’Isea and east of the Oglio river, Franciacorta is a visual feast of morainic hills that slope gently towards the southern plains. It’s unique positioning grants it a particularly mild climate. Here you’ll find Azienda Lo Sparviere, a wine estate owned by the Gussalli Beretta family that spans 60 hectares, of which 25 are planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Satén, meaning ‘silk’ in Italian, is unique to the Fraciacorta region. Always produced from Chardonnay, Satén is unlike other sparkling wines made in Franciacorta - or Champagne for that matter - as it has contains less pressure in bottle: five bars versus the standard six.
With an intensely floral bouquet, this wine is full and creamy, velvet smooth and crisp.
Pair it With:
You can drink this wine with just about anything that is salty, fried or fishy and it will be magic. It’s a great aperitif, but it can be enjoyed with your main course as well.