Franciacorta sets its sights on UK
My first encounter with Maurizio Zanella, the ebullient president of the Consorzio di Franciacorta, Italy's most serious take on traditional-method sparkling wine and owner of one of the region's most iconic estates, Ca' del Bosco, was a couple of years ago in London. During a fine lunch at which he presented his wines at the Milanese styled L'Anima restaurant near Liverpool Street (all glass and white marble), he mentioned off-handedly that Italy has been producing quality wine for only 50 years. I assumed that he was referring merely to his own Franciacorta region, which did not come into being until the 1960s and...
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