The data presented by Nomisma, the most important Italian Statistich and Research group, speak volumes. Notwithstanding the recession, the Italian wine industry is witnessing a double zero growth in volume, exports and income. The San Marino state TV programme "Indaco" features a special issue aboaut this growing phenomenon, presenting two relevant and successfule case studies: Lambrusco and above all Franciacorta. Whose testimonial is Marina Tonsi and Mauro Franzoni of CorteBianca. After the interview, a live tasting of the CorteBianca ExtraBrut – conducted by the master sommelier of the Rimini Grand Hotel - closes up the broadcasting
See it here: http://www.smtvsanmarino.sm/tv/programmi/indaco
The New Year opens up with a nice piece about CorteBianca published on the pages of the prestigious "Sole 24 Ore" (Sun 24 Hours) newspaper. It has been written by the "Gastronaut" Davide Paolini, in his section dedicated to the best Italian food&wine products and their producers. We especially like the title "A trio of sparkling wines good for both celebrating and eating". Which means that a Franciacorta wine like CorteBianca is certainly perfect for a toast or an "aperitivo", as well as for lunch or dinner. As written by many sommeliers, the CorteBianca Satèn, Rosè and Extrabrut taste very well with different dishes: from salami to white meat, lake and sea fish, seafood and coquillage, and also with bird game.
We believe there is a single and invisible thread that, like an antique lace, links together the people, the animals, the plants, the culture and history of a place, in a deep and harmonic relationship.
Producing wine means for us to follow the connections of this thread, starting from a corner of the Franciacorta land, amongst sunny vineyards and thick woods, with the dream of preserving and defending a microcosm, fully respecting its original nature and soul.
This is CorteBianca. A winery that brings together a dedication to paramount quality with respect for the land and the soil, through a precise ethical and aesthetical philosophy and the determination to protect its generosity and beauty.