By Wanda Haynes, CS
Franciacorta is a small wine-producing area in Lombardy, Italy. It is famous for its high-quality sparkling wines, which are made in the image of Champagne.
Also produced in a rose and loaded with small silky bubbles. Elegant and perfect for special occasions.
The Franciacorta sparkling style, and the DOCG title under which it is sold, are both recent additions to Italy’s wine portfolio. The first sparkling wine to bear the name Franciacorta was created by the Berlucchi winery in the late 1950s. Other producers soon followed suit, and the style developed quickly. The Franciacorta DOC title was created in 1967 and promoted to DOCG status in 1995.