Antica Cantina Fratta SPA

Via Fontana 11, 25040 Monticelli Brusati
Telephone +39 030 652068
Fax +39 030 652661

Hall map

ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 15): stand F03

Fairground map

ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 15


Cristian Maddalena

+39 030 652-068


Our products

Product category: Lombardia, Franciacorta

Antica Fratta Franciacorta DOCG Brut n.v.

An elegantly fresh, vivacious and full Franciacorta, characterized by pleasing fruity and floral aromas.
Obtained from Chardonnay grapes after more than 24 months on yeasts. Excellent as an aperitif but it can
also be served throughout a meal; it is particularly suitable for delicate dishes of fish and white meat.

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Product category: Lombardia, Franciacorta

Antica Fratta Franciacorta DOCG Essence Brut 2013

You write Essence Brut and you read essence of Chardonnay. Only the best parcels, enriched with small
additions of Pinot Noir vinified in white. Three years on yeasts in search of the right degree of complexity
that exalts the elegance and pleasantness of the fruity and floral aromas characterising the “Antica
Fratta style”, without ever penalizing its pleasantness to drink. Very elegant as an aperitif, an eclectic wine
to accompany meals and a highly refined break in a frenzied lifestyle.

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Product category: Lombardia, Franciacorta

Antica Fratta Franciacorta DOCG Essence Satèn n.v.

Elegant, seductive, with ever-changing nuances. Subtle notes of citrus meld effortlessly into hints of
tropical fruit. Made exclusively from Chardonnay, and crafted in a way to produce an effervescence
more delicate than that of the other styles. It rests sur lie for a minimum of three years. An aperitif of
aristocratic proportions, but at the same time a superb choice at table for complementing dishes of fish
and light meats.

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Product category: Lombardia, Franciacorta

Antica Fratta Franciacorta DOCG Essence Nature 2013

Natural Essence for excellence. Assemblage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes that result in a clean
fragrance and rigorous taste without the addition
of liqueur d’expedition. It rests sur lie for minimum
36 months. The Essence
of “Nature” reveals a Franciacorta
Millesimato pure and authentic.

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Product category: Lombardia, Franciacorta

Antica Fratta Franciacorta DOCG Essence Rosé 2013

Antica Fratta takes its first step towards the future, one in which pleasure and approachability encounter
complexity and structure. A union that strikes the eye as much as it does the other senses, yielding a Franciacorta
whose finesse from Chardonnay enjoys the fruit brought to it by Pinot Noir. The eye and the nose
enjoy it before the mouth: a refined, pale rose announces scents of country woods and fruit preserves, polished
by 36 months sur lie. Sensuous, elegant, eclectic, a wine perfect for any moment, and with any dish, to
be enjoyed with the finest charcuterie, but with meat dishes as well, and full-flavoured fish preparations.

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Product category: Lombardia, Franciacorta

Antica Fratta Franciacorta DOCG Quintessence 2007

That harvest showed itself propitious. The clusters came into the cellar sound and concentrated, perfect
for Franciacorta base wines of great complexity and varietal fidelity. Chardonnay clusters were pressed
that had been hand-selected from mature vineyards which promised long-lived wines. The following spring,
a cuvée was assembled in which the elegance of the Chardonnay retained its edge over the structure
provided by the Pinot Noir. The maturation had to be lengthy, five years sur lie, and the character of the wine
fine enough to support a very low, Extra Brut style dosage. Thus was born Quintessence, the very crown of
the Antica Fratta project, quintessence of its history and that of its growing area. Seven thousand bottles
were made, encased in a costly custom box that underscored the precious value contributed by its grapes,
the expertise of its oenologists, and its long evolution in the cellar.

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About us

Company details

In all likelihood things, as well as people, have a written destiny; or at least this is what one believes when looking back at the history of this Villa. It owes its present aristocratic appearance to two restructuring procedures, each carried out a century apart.

The winery was built in the Fratta area of Monticelli Brusati, and was already held in high regard in the mid-1800s. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Sir Luigi Rossetti, a wealthy merchant from the local area, turned a farmhouse (presumably dating back to the 16th century) into his elegant mansion, as well as the headquarters of his wine trade, for which he built the beautiful wine cellars carved out by digging into the rocky hill behind the Villa.  With four tunnels arranged in the form of a Greek cross, it could hold a good six thousand hectolitres of wine, which was a vast amount for that time. Hence the nickname given to it by the locals: "el cantinù," meaning 'the great cellar'.After Rossetti's death, there was a slow decline and everything seemed to be over. Then, in the late '70s, another man "of wine" burst into the "life" of the Villa, visited the winery, and despite finding it in dismal conditions, he grasped the enormous charm and uniqueness of the cellars.

After a series of major consolidation, reconstruction and restoration works, the villa and the garden, with its characteristic ridges sloping down the hill, are yet again able to welcome and amaze visitors, immersing them in the hospitable warmth of rooms furnished with simple elegance.1979 saw the establishment of the new Antica Fratta project, aimed at restoring the winery to its former glory. Today Antica Fratta "relaunches" with new and greater ambitions, with the firm intention of becoming the "Essence" of Franciacorta.

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