9 Autumnal wines between 15$ and 20$ With the change of the season it is time to adapt your wine choices to those sunny days and breezy night, choose to sip on some medium bodied red or white wines. The … Continue reading
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Wine Flights *
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
Franciacorta, Italy’s Finest Sparkling *
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.