James Suckling 92 - A rich and opulent white with sliced apples, pears and hints of pie crust. Full body, medium bubbles and a long and flavorful finish.
Wine Advocate 91 - The non-vintage Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige is packaged in a transparent, squat bottle. You can admire the color of the wine, with its deep golden highlights, from afar. But only once the cork is popped, will you appreciate the width of its aromas. Preserved lemon, dried apricot, pineapple, toasted nut, baguette and candied orange peel come from the glass. For an entry level Franciacorta (representing a blend of 75% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Bianco and 15% Pinot Nero), the complexity is impressive. The mouthfeel is extra suave and smooth with a distant point of sweet fruit that rides long on the finish.
Decanter 90 - Bright and lively, with a lovely stream of tiny bubbles and rich stone fruit and floral flavors.
Wine Enthusiast - Aromas of citrus, orchard fruit and a subtle whiff of toast lead the nose on this delightful sparkler. The straightforward palate shows yellow apple skin, bitter walnut and a note of baked bread alongside firm, vivacious bubbles.
Wine Spectator - Fresh and open-knit, this is light-weight and airy in texture, offering a crowd-pleasing mix of floral apricot, mandarin orange, candied ginger and toasted brioche. Creamy.
This fragrant, fresh bubbly is crafted from carefully selected Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes. It has a firm structure, a rich attractive mousse and a persistent finish. Intense aromas of lime blossom are underlined by apple and peach. It is elegant, soft and delicate with acidity is in perfect balance and a note of ripe fruit driving into the finish.