Chiara Ziliani "Satèn" Franciacorta DOCG
A beautiful Italian sparkler for a terrific price.
Pours a beautiful straw yellow with hints of green and noticeable, dominating bubbles that subside into continual activity in the glass. You're greeted with fresh bread dough on the front, followed by almonds and hazelnuts that further develop into apple skins on the back end. Although the name Satén is Galician (and Turkish, Czech) for Satin, it's a perfect description of the mouthfeel for this wine, and also the indicator that you have a pristine Blanc de Blanc in front of yourself. 100% Chardonnay, beautifully clean and refreshing on the palate, with a dry, crisp finish reintroducing the apple and almond expressions.