The name is Meraviglioso and Vittorio Moretti has defined it «The perfect synthesis of 30 years of Bellavista». It was born from the collaboration with oenologist Mattia Vezzola, who gave this description: «It was born out of the desire to be just oneself. We wanted to avoid trends or oenological virtuosos. Making great wines in large formats means balancing historic vintages so as to make a unique wine. I wanted to prove, first of all to myself, that white wines in Franciacorta can have a future ahead of themselves just as long as their cousins in France». A direct wine, just the way the entrepreneur conceived it.
Surely the name could sound pretentious but the patron of Bellavista loves life. Francesca, his daughter, who runs the winery, confirms it: «My father knows he’s a very lucky man. He got a lot from life. His cheerfulness, his family and his positivity, it’s something that makes him sing this song every morning while he shaves in front of the mirror. Of course Modugno’s text is of help in this ritual and when Mattia made him taste the wine for the first time, he immediately exclaimed: «Meraviglioso!».
Try proving him wrong: the blend is the result of six great vintages - 1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2001 and 2002. These riservas are named after Francesca’s father and create something difficult to describe: sparkling wines on the lees since the spring of 2003. A wine with infinite perlage and complexity on the nose and on the palate.
Mattia Vezzola, Francesca Moretti, Vittorio Moretti
The Uccellanda vineyard at Bellavista
Translated into English by Slawka G. Scarso.
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a graduate in Psychology, she was enchanted by the Identità Golose galaxy. While studying wine is her life, her gourmet vocation is an evolving discovery