Ciao! Join me tomorrow for an informative chat with Franciacorta Italian sparkling wine producer Stefano Rangoni of Ca’ d’ Or.
Franciacorta is an Italian sparkling wine produced in the classic method or in Italian, methodo classico. The name Franciacorta refers to the growing region, the production method, and the name of the wine. Franciacorta is located in Lombardy in Northern Italy. To give you a little more perspective, Milan is in Lombardy. Franciacorta is in the province of Brescia which is also the second largest city in Lombardy.
Though Franciacorta is a small region the production quality is quite high. Relative to the number of wineries there’s a high percentage of biodynamic producers as well.
According to wine journalist Kerin O’Keefe, “If there’s a wine gem that’s just waiting to be widely discovered, it’s Franciacorta. A world-class metodo classico, or bottle-fermented, sparkler, it boasts pedigree and style, yet remains largely unknown outside of Italy.”
I happen to agree with Mr. O’Keefe which is why I chose to host an IGTV chat and share this special wine produced by Ca d’ Or .
What’s The Difference Between Franciacorta Sparkling Wine And Prosecco?
There’s a huge difference between Franciacorta and Prosecco, Italy’s more well known sparkling wine. A primary difference is that Franciacorta is metodo classico, and Prosecco is not. Prosecco is produced using the Charmat method or tank fermentation. Franciacorta grape varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc with some Erbamat. Prosecco must be made from the Glera grape. You may find small amounts of Chardonnay in Prosecco but you will never find Glera in Franciacorta.
Join Me for this Italian wine tasting with Ca’ D’ Or to learn more about Franciacorta Italian Sparkling Wine. 3:00 PM CST and 10:00 PM CET.