Farsons Beverage Imports Company (FBIC) Limited recently acquired the exclusive rights to import and distribute one of the top Franciacorta-producing houses – Monte Rossa.
Franciacorta was Italy’s first wine to be produced in the classic “champagne” method of second fermentation in the bottle. A long ageing on the lees (yeast sediment) in the bottle imbues it with more richness, creaminess and complexity than simpler tank-fermented sparklers (such as Prosecco).
The Monte Rossa story began in 1972 when the entrepreneur Paolo Rabotti and his wife Paola began growing their first grapes. They adopted the twin philosophies of using traditional artisan methods and modern technology. Together with their passion for research this has resulted in the no compromises attitude to great wine making for which the company is renowned. It is no wonder that Monte Rossa are winners of 10 Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri awards.