A prestigious appellation in Lombardy, northern Italy, renowned for its sparkling wines made using traditional methods. This wine-growing region uses mainly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.
To a lesser extent, Pinot Blanc to produce wines of remarkable finesse and elegance. Their aromatic profile is complex, combining notes of green apple, peach, toast and almond with lively acidity and a delicate mousse.
These Franciacorta wines are a DOCG protected appellation, available in Brut, rosé and millesimato (vintage). Franciacorta’s Bellavista, launched in 1977 in Ebusco, is one of the appellation’s most renowned DOCG brut wines. Bellavista produces over 15 cuvées, including the 100% Chardonnay Saten.
Still in Erbusco, the birthplace of Franciacorta, the cantina del Bosco – “ca del Bosco” – is another house renowned for the finesse of its sparkling wines, mainly pinot and chardonnay. Unlike Bellavista, this champagne cantina also bottles excellent red and white wines.
To fully enjoy the subtle nuances and delicate bubbles of Franciacorta, proper storage is essential. This is where Bubbl. comes in.
Bubbl. is a sparkling wine preservation system developed to help maintain the effervescence and fresh aromas of open sparkling wines like Franciacorta. Thanks to a specific blend of oenological gases (80% CO2 and 20% nitrogen), Bubbl. compresses the existing gas in the bottle while protecting the wine from oxidation.
By using Bubbl., you can extend the life of an opened bottle by up to a week, while preserving its delicate bubbles and complex aromas. So you can enjoy your bottle over several days without compromising quality or tasting pleasure.
Whether you’re a bubbly connoisseur or a wine professional, Bubbl. is an essential accessory for enjoying Franciacorta to the full. Its “Smart Cap” ensures a perfect seal, preserving the wine’s freshness and effervescence.
In short, with Bubbl. you’re guaranteed optimum preservation of your bottle, allowing you to enjoy every sip at its full potential. So why not try Bubbl. for your next bottle of Franciacorta?
Its name refers to both the region of production and the wine itself. Like Champagne in France, It is produced using the traditional méthode champenoise, i.e. a second fermentation in the bottle. This method, combined with a favorable climate and fertile soil, gives Franciacorta its finesse and complexity, with fine, persistent bubbles.
Franciacorta Brut is generally made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sometimes Pinot Blanc. The word “Brut” indicates that the wine is dry, with a small amount of residual sugar. Compared with Champagne and Prosecco, It offers an interesting alternative. It combines the elegance and complexity of the traditional method, typical of Champagne, with the fruity, floral characteristics of Italian grape varieties, similar to Prosecco.
However, it has a distinctly Italian style, with aromas often sweeter and more delicate than those of Champagne, and a complexity and structure that distinguish it from Prosecco. It’s important to note that, as with all wines, the quality and style of Franciacorta Brut can vary according to producer, vintage and time spent aging on lees.
Ca’ del Bosco
Founded in 1968 by Maurizio Zanella, Ca’ del Bosco is one of Franciacorta’s most prestigious wineries. Located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, it is renowned for its sparkling wines made using the traditional method (méthode champenoise), similar to Champagne in France.
Ca’ del Bosco is also famous for its innovative wine production techniques, which include the use of refrigeration and controlled oxygenation systems to maintain grape freshness. The estate produces a range of sparkling wines, including Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige, Franciacorta Cuvée Annamaria Clementi, and Franciacorta Vintage Collection.
Founded in 1977 by Vittorio Moretti, It is another major Franciacorta producer. The estate is also located in the Lombardy region and is renowned for its commitment to quality and innovation.
It uses traditional and modern viticultural techniques to produce a range of wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Franciacorta region. The estate produces several types of sparkling wine, including Franciacorta Gran Cuvée Bellavista, Franciacorta Pas Operé, and Franciacorta Vittorio Moretti.
As pioneers in production, the Ca’ del Bosco and Bellavista estates have played an important role in popularizing Italian sparkling wine internationally. Their wines have won numerous awards and are considered among the finest sparkling wines outside the Champagne region of France.
It’s worth noting that the Franciacorta region was awarded the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) denomination in 1995, which is the highest level of quality for Italian wines. Wines produced in this region must comply with strict production rules to retain this designation. Ca’ del Bosco and Bellavista have been instrumental in establishing and maintaining these quality standards.