This Spring, make Italy’s exquisite wine, Franciacorta, the drink of choice, available in five styles, including Franciacorta Brut, Satèn and Rosé.
One of Italy’s best kept secrets, Franciacorta is produced using a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero, and has fine, delicate bubbles, making it the perfect wine as a refreshing aperitif, or to be enjoyed with an al fresco meal.
The Franciacorta Brut style of wines have hints of yeasty/bread crust, followed by delicate notes of citrus, almonds and hazelnuts. Another popular style of Franciacorta is the Franciacorta Satèn, named after it’s silky, satin like bubbles and is a style exclusive to the Franciacorta region. The Franciacorta Satèn softness is the result of its careful selection of the base wine and low bottle pressure. A range that is well balanced and fresh, with fine and persistent bubbles and leading notes of ripe fruits and white flowers. Franciacorta Satèn is a great wine as the Spring season approaches, as it matches well with light dishes such as seafood and fish. Franciacorta’s Rosé is another perfect addition to the Franciacorta wine range, with its notes of red fruits and cherry, its light pink hue compliments the start of lighter Spring evenings. It is juicy on the palate with light bubbles that give the Rosé a pleasant finish.
This Italian sparkling wine is produced in the perfect destination for wine lovers, located in the heart of the Lombardy region, at the north of the picturesque Iseo Lake. If on the lookout for a few days away this wine paradise could be the perfect treat. The Strada del Franciacorta showcases the vineyards and restaurants available to visit.
Franciacorta can be enjoyed from several wine merchants including Tannico and Honest Grapes.