(2019) Owner Mario Geisse was in charge of winemaking at Moet & Chandon’s Brazilian operation before setting up n his own in 1979, with vineyards at 800 metres, growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Aged 24 months on the lees, this really is a beautiful, and classic traditional method sparkling wine, 70% Chardonnay and rich with confit lemon, almond and creamy, biscuity richness, the mousse plush and mouth-filling. On the palate there's pin-sharp precision of flavours and acidity, but a generous personality too, the intrinsic sweet ripeness of the fruit perfectly matching the razor-sharp acidity. A class act this, Franciacorta softness meets Champagne precision.