Franciacorta is an area in Lombardy between Brescia and Lake Iseo, famous above all for the Bollicine di Franciacorta, the first Italian Brut with refermentation in the bottle to have had the DOCG classification. There are different types of Franciacorta wine (Satèn, Rosé, Millesimato, Riserva) which are all products recognised as high quality sparkling italian wine .
Franciacorta Bubbles Grapes
Franciacorta is produced with Chardonnay and / or Pinot Nero grapes. The use of Pinot Blanc up to a maximum of 50% of the blend is also allowed. Do not call it SPUMANTE, by state decree this word should not be used.
Other Franciacorta wines
Terre di Franciacorta DOC Bianco (Curtefranca Bianco) has a straw yellow color with greenish reflections and a particularly delicate taste.
Curtefranca Rosso It is mainly produced with Cabernet franc and Cabernet sauvignon grapes; minimally Barbera, Nebbiolo and Merlot. Serve at 18 ° and goes well with pasta dishes with meat-based sauces; with white meat, red meat or game if aged.
Sebino IGT – This is a category dedicated to young and fresh wines, but still of quality. These wines can be produced in four types: white, red, novello and passito, as well as in the types with the name of the grape variety: Sebino Chardonnay, Pinot bianco, Pinot nero, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Nebbiolo and Barbera.