Enhance the hardest grape of Franciacorta, for this relegated to a representativeness of the vineyards of slightly more than 3% compared to the total area of the denomination: Pinot Bianco.
This is the Mission of Mario Sickles, from 2008 Director of Quadra. Eretiq is a strong name for a wine of rupture, called "the other Franciacorta". It's, In fact, the only not used in Franciacorta grapes Chardonnay, that today represents more than 80% of the vineyards, choosing the blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc.
The lead role is played by the latter. <<This variety is synonymous with elegance, expressiveness – explains -. It is a difficult grape, from the agronomical point of view requires special attention and is very demanding. However, If you find ideal territory, which our morainic hill, the wine acquires a particular finesse.>>.
In order to enhance this character, Mario Sickles decided to avoid the wooden passage of Pinot Blanc, with the objective of maintaining the integrity of varietal expression and eliminate every superstructure . <<I define my wines romanics and Baroque not: zero residual sugars, zero Chardonnay, zero compromises>>, says Sickles.
My verdict? A bubble that you do remember. Try. Secca, Fresca, pleasant.