For those who aren’t familiar, Franciacorta is Italy’s high-end sparkling wine region. Incredible wines have been produced in the region of Franciacorta since the sixteenth century. I was so fortunate to take a media trip to wine taste and explore the beautiful region and share all that I experienced with my readers like you! Read more about my Media Trip to Franciacorta Italy here.
Continue reading below to see The Best Franciacorta Sparkling Wines you must experience below.
Another icon in the Franciacorta region is Barone Pizzini Winery having won the Best Organic Wine in 2008 with their 2008 Rosé. Speaking of Rose, if you love Rosé as much as I do, check out my blog post on My Favorite Rosés of Champagne. Barone Pizzini was the first winery in Franciacorta to produce organic wines, which are delicious by the way. The Baronne Pizzini Wines are hands down one of The Best Franciacorta Sparkling Wines You Need To Try!
See my entire Barone Pizzini blog post here for more on our fabulous visit.
When speaking about Franciacorta it is essential to understand their history as it is a fairly newer region producing Sparkling Wines. It all began at Berlucchi Winery with Winemaker & Oenologist Franco Ziliani. Their sparkling wines are lovely, elegant, and impossible not to adore. Read more about Berlucchi Winery and see a virtual tour of Berlucchi Winery here.
The line up of wines we enjoyed during the tasting.
A Special thanks to Oenologist Arturo Ziliani and the Berlucchi Winery team for their time and this amazing visit and experience.
Lantieri de Paratico
The Winery is owned by a husband and wife which made my whole experience very nice and intimate. I also love supporting small family run businesses! Speaking of small businesses, check out my blog post on The Top 10 Black Female Owned Businesses You Need To Know. Lantieri de Paratico has some amazing sparkling wines that enjoyed with a delicious meal, a part of the restaurant, that you can see in the images below.
The Risotto paired lovely with these sparkling wines. Something to know about the cuisine in Franciacorta is that there is LOTS of Risotto, cheeses and heavy foods. After about 5 days in the region, I was craving a light salad. Don’t get me wrong the food is delicious, just rich and heavy!
La Montina is another small, family-owned winery in Franciacorta, Italy. I enjoyed my tour and tasting here that you can read about on my blog, Tenuta La Montina Winery. La Montina’s sparkling wines have so much flavor and is the perfect addition to any meal.
Be sure to enjoy your Franciacorta wines with some delicious Risotto.
La Valle is another fantastic sparkling wine I enjoyed during my visit to the Franciacorta region. Their flavors have such light yet defined and perfectly balanced tastes. Read more about my visit to La Valle Winery on my blog.
This is their best selling sparkling wine, the La Valle Italia Brut.