Il Mosnel Franciacorta
In the very heart of Franciacorta, lies the centuries old residence of the Barboglio family; with its 16th-century wine cellars and surrounding vineyards, the estate serves as an all eloquent testimony to the age-old winemaking traditions of the region. The cellars of this venerable winery continually witness the unfolding of the impressive winemaking tradition that the Barboglio family inherited in 1836. With the introduction of the Franciacorta DOCG, Emanuela Barboglio was able, in 1968, to wisely guide the winery into specialized, high-quality winegrowing. Today, her two children, Giulio and Lucia Barzanò, have accepted the challenge of this priceless inheritance and are committed to handing it on, with increased luster, to future generations.
The debut of this new cuvée made solely from organically-grown grapes pays homage to the quintessence of the vineyard and to the utter harmony of nature’s components. This assemblage of elegant Chardonnay and subtly fruity Pinot Blanc, with a judicious tot of Pinot Noir to lend structure, matures sur lie for a minimum of 24 months in the cellar. Revealing in the glass a luminous white-gold shot through with pale green highlights, it opens to a thrust of vibrant, crisp fragrances, with cleanly-delineated citron and grapefruit melding gracefully into floral impressions of hawthorn, honeysuckle, and verbena, with just a hint of iodine. At the same time, it conveys crisp fruit notes of white peach and gooseberry, marked by the generous effusion classic to youth, which equally characterizes the full-volumed palate, taut, and energy-laden that concludes with a lively, full-flavored finish.
A deeply-fragrant rosé whose crisp, graceful Chardonnay finds its delicious complement in the fruit-rich depth of Pinot Noir and the supple roundedness of Pinot Blanc. All the grapes are gently pressed, and the wine develops its harmonious character over more than 24 months of maturation sur lie. Its gold-edged, powder-pink hue hints at fresh picked redcurrants and cherries on the nose, which then develop into ultra-crisp apricot and wild strawberry, peony petals and blood oranges, plus a subtle vein of fresh almond and cotton candy. It opens generously, warm, and full in the mouth, with energy-laden impressions of succulent, fresh picked pomegranate and red apple, a complex enlivened by a slender yet tangy sapidity.
Since 1979, the harmonious interrelationship of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Noir grapes at every harvest guides the assembling of this flagship cuvée that constitutes the foundation of the Mosnel house style. At least 24 months sur lie allows this Brut to reach a perfect stylistic equilibrium. It boasts a subtle white-gold hue, and a slender, silky bead of pin-point bubbles. A refined aromatic medley of elderflower and hawthorn blossom nuances, crisp Mediterranean citrus, pear and apple, apricot and melon, along with subtle impressions of wild herbs and almonds. Crisp fruit and a tangy acidity are gloriously abundant in the mouth, concluding with a finish that is long-lingering, elegant, and beautifully balanced.