Franciacorta – Probably Italy’s Best Kept Bubbly Secret

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Franciacorta - Probably Italy's Best Kept Bubbly Secret

Franciacorta – Probably Italy’s Best Kept Bubbly Secret

Franciacorta - Probably Italy's Best Kept Bubbly Secret

Prosecco is one of the staple sparkling Italian wines found all year round not just in Zurich, but all over Europe and indeed the world. However, have you tried Franciacorta? If you haven’t yet tasted this fabulous sparkling drink you should be in for a very pleasant surprise!

We had never drunk it before, but after our tasting and dinner at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich the other day we are convinced Franciacorta is probably Italy’s best kept bubbly secret!

Franciacorta - Probably Italy's Best Kept Bubbly Secret

We tried different Franciacorta wines along with each course of the delicious dinner and the flavours matched very well.

Franciacorta - Probably Italy's Best Kept Bubbly Secret

Franciacorta - Probably Italy's Best Kept Bubbly Secret

Franciacorta - Probably Italy's Best Kept Bubbly Secret

Hailing from fashionable Milan in Lombardy, Franciacorta was Italy’s first wine to be produced using the classic “champagne method”. It’s a lot more complex than prosecco due to the second fermentation taking place in the bottle which gives it a lot more richness and creaminess.

Park Hyatt Hotel Zurich Franciacorta dinner with Vinum

Naturally the process results in the wine being more expensive than many sparkling wines, but it really does have a depth about it that we really loved – and if you’re celebrating, surely it’s best to do so with a decent drink?

Park Hyatt Hotel Zurich Franciacorta dinner with Vinum

Made from chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot blanc grapes, the Franciacorta wines we tried were impressively champagne-like and in our opinion much better quality than the usual tank-fermented sparkling wines like prosecco which we normally imbibe!

Park Hyatt Hotel Zurich Franciacorta dinner with Vinum

So if you haven’t yet tasted the sparkling wines of Franciacorta, do go and search them out. We’re sure you’ll love them!

Article by Christina Fryer

Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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