Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bellavista Franciacorta Alma Cuvee Brut DOCG NV

Date of Tasting: 13 September 2014
Wine Type: Sparkling White
Grape Varieties: 80% Chardonnay, 19% Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), 1% Pinot Bianco
Alcohol: 12.5%
Origin: Lombardy, Italy
Appellation: Franciacorta DOCG
Expect to Pay: ~ THB1,000
Chubby Score: 90/100
Value for money: 7/10
Professional Rating: WA - 92/100, AG - 90/100, WE - 92/100, JR - 16/20, CT - 90/100

Appearance: bright straw yellow
Aroma: white flowers, ripe pear, and hint of vanilla
Palate: creamy fine bubble with satisfying finish. vibrant and harmony notes of tanginess and white fruits: pear and apple. 

An Italian champagne and yes it is Italian with Methode Champenoise. It was seductive, smooth, energetic but yet elegant. A fruity style that is enjoyable at any moment. The lot was L0234-14023000208 which may survive well for a said period of 5 years. Looking to grab more for my cellar.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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