Organic conversion in Franciacorta: Arturo Ziliani tells Guido Berlucchi’s story in an interview
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Organic conversion in Franciacorta: Arturo Ziliani tells Guido Berlucchi’s story in an interview

Franciacorta Real Story asked Giudo Berlucchi CEO and enologist Arturo Ziliani (below) to talk about the winery’s decision to covert to organic farming. With the estate’s conversion and certification underway, more than 50 percent of Franciacorta is now farmed organically. When did Berlucchi make the decision to go organic? We launched our first experiments with … Continue reading

Monica Larner’s Franciacorta feature from last year: Highlights from 2 years of Franciacorta Real Story
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Monica Larner’s Franciacorta feature from last year: Highlights from 2 years of Franciacorta Real Story

As we wind down the second year of our Franciacorta Real Story campaign, I’ll be posting some of the highlights from two years of tastings, media coverage, and dispatches from the appellation. What a wonderful experience this has been. Heartfelt thanks to the Franciacorta Consortium for believing in it and thanks from the bottom of … Continue reading

“Majestic land of grapes and sparkling wine”: New York sommelier and wine buyer Nicolas Contenta on his trip to Franciacorta
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“Majestic land of grapes and sparkling wine”: New York sommelier and wine buyer Nicolas Contenta on his trip to Franciacorta

“One of the most important things we learned right away about Franciacorta is the diversity in soil types,” wrote Emporio wine director Nicolas Contenta after he returned from a trip this fall to Franciacorta. “The wine makers can vinify up to 40 different expressions of chardonnay separately and combine those base wines in their own … Continue reading