Franciacorta

San Fran[ciacorta]: Napa blogger Vinogirl shares her impressions from our SF tasting

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“Alongside importers, distributors, professional winewriters and Franciacorta enthusiasts,” writes Vinogirl, one of Napa Valley’s leading wine bloggers, “I tasted through 16 wines (or “16 skus” in wine-promotion parlance) from about 10 different Franciacorta producers. All four categories of Franciacorta were represented; Brut, Satèn, Millesimato and Rosé. Made by the metodo classico, but with only 4.5 atmospheres of pressure instead of the traditional 6 atmospheres, all of the wines had less fizz than one would normally associate with a bottle of bubbly, (more reminiscent of a Crémant), which meant the wines showed a little more softness and elegance on the palate. There were several standouts in the Franciacorta line-up for me.”

Not only is Vinogirl one of the most expert tasters on the California wine blogging scene today, she is also — thanks to her experience as a winemaker and enology student — one of the most knowledgeable wine bloggers when it comes to the science of winemaking.

Click here for her tasting notes.

And thank you for being there, Vinogirl!

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