Established in 1990 by Roberto Gatti – after buying a tiny winery and three hectares of vines from a family friend – Ferghettina has grown into one of the region’s most prized Franciacorta producers.
In 2005 a new winery was opened overlooking the beautiful Lake Iseo and from here Roberto and his daughter Laura produce 300,000 bottles of wine annually from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Meticulous attention to detail, skilful blending and long bottle maturation give Ferghettina’s wines great finesse and individuality. Ferghettina is run by the Gatti family manage who currently 120 hectares of vineyards in six localities within the DOC.
Find out more: www.ferghettina.it
What does it go with?
Drink as an aperitif, or with starters and light mains such as shellfish, cold meats, and light, soft cheeses.
The Science Bit:
The alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tank at controlled temperature between 16 and 18 °C with selected yeast. Tirage is done in spring time of the following year, the wine spends 24 month ageing on the lees. At disgorgement 7 grams/litre of sugar is added.