The name is already very dreamy, participating in wine flights is supposed to take us on a trip of senses and discovering new wines. Wine flight are themed nights dedicated for tasting several bottles, it is the perfect opportunity to … Continue reading
Summer is all about bubbly wines, those sparkles can lighten up our hot days.
I’ve already shared with you my love for Prosecco. Today I will be introducing a different Italian sparkling wine [probably one of the least well known]: Franciacorta.
As I always say Italian wines will never stop astonishing us!
Franciacorta is produced in Lombardy region North of Italy in a small town called Franciacorta within the province of Brescia.
Unlike Prosecco and other Italian sparkling wines, Franciacorta can be compared to Champagne because of many similarities especially in the production process, thus making it Italy’s finest sparkling wine.
The grape varieties used are Pinot Nero, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. After the harvest those grapes are going to go through the same process used to produce Champage The Methode Traditionelle or Champenoise [in which after the initial fermentation, the wines are bottled with yeast and sugar where the second fermentation will take place, then the bottles are stored with the necks turned downward and periodically rotated to separate wine and yeast. After a minimum of 18 months later the yeast is disgorged and liqueur de dosage added]
Following this delicate winemaking procedure you will taste an elegant sparkler with fine perlage, a complex bouquet and structure that pleases with every sip.
Fratelli Muratori , Villa Crespia Novalia Brut
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Intense yellow straw color. Fine and Persistent perlage. Crisp and effervescent attack, green apple and citrus flavor
Franciacorta and food pairing:
Great as an aperitif
It can perfectly match sea food, light pasta, pizza and mild cheeses.
Today is not only about wine; it’s about a feel good factor.
The ancients believed wine contributed to the wellbeing of a person, Plato describes wine as “A medicine, given for the purposes of securing modesty of soul and health and strength of body.”
We don’t need more proof to know that wine consumed moderately is good for our health and our body, the list of wine’s benefits is long (and getting more surprising every time).
I am talking about the inner benefits here ‘The Modesty of Soul’, a good wine will be more than a drink, a good wine will engage you, make you conscious of it and take you places, it will open up your horizons and widen your aspirations. Specially when combined with the idyllic environment, a wonderful company and the perfect dreams.
So go ahead indulge yourself with a glass (or two), stick to the plans you know how to do best and above all surround your life as much as possible with what you love, and who you love.
Today was a tribute to senses, pure emotions and joy.
Prosecco, one of my favorite sparkling wines! Luckily, we can start spotting it on almost every wine list. The reason behind this sudden boom of prosecco is simple; it’s a young and fresh sparkling wine that is inexpensive, and makes you feel so good while drinking it! Prosecco is a modern style of sparkling wine, perfect for the hot summer days, a chilling afternoon or a relaxing aperitivo.
Prosecco is made from the Prosecco grape (Also known as Glera) in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy where Venice is the capital.
Labels are easy to read, just look for “prosecco.” A higher quality also will include the words Conegliano or Valdobbiadene, and for more quality and refinement you should ask for “Superiore di Cartizze” labels.
While having a sip of prosecco you will immediately feel the ultra-fresh flavors, floral fragrance and a crisp effervescence, It’s not sweet but you can absolutely taste the fruity aroma.
Prosecco should be at 8 ° – 10 ° C to enjoy it at it’s fullest.
Its fizziness and delicate taste makes it the perfect match for many types of food.