Articles tagged with the word "Franciacorta":

Franciacorta – the blink of an eye in 40 years?

Published on October 2, 2015

The year 1961 was an illustrious vintage in that most traditional of wine regions, Bordeaux. But it was also a seminal year for Italy’s Franciacorta –the year a handful of producers started making traditional method sparkling wine, from just 29 hectares of vines. This marked a notable change for a region with a winemaking history […]

Trento and Franciacorta – time on lees

Published on November 1, 2009

For traditional method sparkling wines made in the European Union, time on lees, an important aspect of flavour development, is legally stipulated.

Italy's sparkling wines

Published on October 13, 2009

Asti is not Italy’s only sparkling wine. Here, flavour of the month, Prosecco is explored, along with the more sophisticated, niche, traditional method sparkling wines of Trento and Franciacorta.

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