Franciacorta sets its sights on UK
26 Aug 2013 by Walter Speller
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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