2010 Franciacorta Brut Satèn La Valle

The softness of a Brut Satèn comes from careful selection of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco-based wines and from its lower bottle pressure, which stays below 5 times atmospheric pressure. Produced exclusively as a Brut, it is known for its fine and persistent effervescence, almost creamy. Pleasant sapidity and freshness harmonize with its innate softness, recalling the delicate sensations of silk. Second fermentation in the bottle and 24 months on its fine lees at a controlled temperature. Suggested pairing: paccheri pasta with mussels and pecorino cheese.

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La Valle



La Valle - Lombardy

La Valle Winery

FROM: Italy > Lombardy

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Estate Owned by: The Pezzola Family | Winemakers: Jean-Pierre Valade | Hectares Under Vine: 6 | Estate Founded: 1990 | Annual Production: 52,000 Bottles | Viticulture Method: Conventional

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Points of Distinction

  • One of the most cutting-edge and forward thinking winery in Franciacorta
  • La Valle is a modern winery on very old soil (185 million years)

La Valle is an idiosyncratic and leading Franciacorta estate founded in 1990 by Eugenio and Giulia Pezzola. The winery is led by their enthusiastic nephew, Stefano Camilucci, who has evolved the winery into one of the most cutting-edge and forward thinking in Franciacorta. La Valle takes its name from a small valley that was carved out by glaciers 185 million years ago that left behind morainic, fossil-rich soils that experts believe are the oldest in Franciacorta. La Valle is a modern winery on very old soil with the singular goal of expressing their unique and venerable terroir. 

La Valle Terroir

Franciacorta lies in an Alpine valley that extends southwards from the Dolomites foothills to Lake Iseo in Italy’s Lombardia region. Glaciers formed the lake and the hills that make up the Franciacorta area, leaving behind morainic soils over limestone bedrock. In Rodengo Saiano, where the vineyards of La Valle are located, the glaciers cut even deeper, revealing older soils that contain a high concentration of fossils. Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, and Pinot Bianco enjoy these ideal conditions resulting in some of the most structured and mineral intense wines in the zone.

La Valle Winemaking

At the core of Stefano Camilucci’s philosophy is the harvesting of fully ripe grapes while minimally intervening in the cellar. This is a departure from what is commonly practiced with other sparkling wines, where grapes are harvested at lower levels of alcohol and later chaptalized. Stefano contends that with fully ripe grapes and zero malolactic, he has all the flavor and structure he needs without the use of barrels, chaptalization and high dosage. “With low dosage (typically under 4 g/l of sugar) and extended time on the lees, my wines are not stucchevole [cloying]," says Stefano, "but express acidity with sapidity."


Additional Info

Additional Info


Franciacorta DOCG


Italy > Lombardy > Rodengo Saiano (BS)


Chardonnay 85%, Pinot Bianco 15%




La Valle


Stefano Camillucci, Jean-Pierre Valade


White Sparkling Wine, Dry, 12.5%

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