Franciacorta, the best alternative to Champagne + Tasting Friday

Franciacorta, the best alternative to Champagne + Tasting Friday

What exactly is Franciacorta?
Don’t ever call it champagne or spumante! While spumante generically refers to a sparkling wine, the name champagne can only be used by the wines produced in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France.

So, in Italy the painstakingly long and careful champenoise method of creating wonderfully complex sparkling wines with fermentation in the bottle, is called the ‘classic’ method. Franciacorta is the region where this method has been introduced and refined through the centuries. Today, classic method wines compete with champagne, even if their renown and distribution are still limited.

The saying in the Franciacorta region is “You don’t count the years or the glasses…” The bottles, however, are counted it would seem, as the region reportedly produces 3.5 million of them a year, each made exclusively following classic methods. Franciacorta is made by the in-bottle fermentation of Chardonnay, Pinot blanc and Pinot noir grapes. This is a process which lasts a full 25 months, during 18 of which, the wine is kept with yeast, which gives the wine its tiny-pearl and creamy effervescence, its rich golden color and greenish highlights.

Join us this Friday June 25 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Purchase of a $19 GoVino glass will get you in and out to complete your collection
RSVP 305/673-8282

W Wine Boutique
1328 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-673-8282

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