Trento and Franciacorta – time on lees

Published by Sally on November 1, 2009

For Trento and Franciacorta, the minimum time the wine must spend on lees is legally stipulated:

  • 15 months for Trento – the same as for NV Champagne
  • 24 months for vintage Trento
  • 36 months for Trento Riserva – the same as for vintage Champagne
  • 18 months for Franciacorta
  • 24 months for Franciacorta Satén (only made in brut style; slightly lower pressure in bottle), and rosé
  • 30 months for vintage Franciacorta
  • 60 months for Franciacorta Riserva

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