Bellavista Pas Opere 2011
Pas Operé is made from what are considered Bellavista's best vineyard plots, at least 30 years old on high south-east facing hillsides.
On the eye: A pale, lively and intense mousse with a fine, persistent perlage. The straw yellow hues tend towards brilliant gold.
On the nose: The intense bouquet reveals its complexity along with its remarkable purity. It begins with discreet nuances of honey, apples, camomile and a slight touch of vanilla, aniseed and Mediterranean herbs.
On the palate: The flavor is full and dry with considerable structure and notable elegance. It has a remarkable persistence with attractive notes of ripe fruit and unparalleled silkiness.
Varietals: 65% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Nero
Appellation: Franciacorta D.O.C.G.
Aging: 6 years