The new "guide to Restaurants" of the Sole 24 Ore newspaper, curated by the "Gastronauta" Davide Paolini, has been presented in Milan. The book is dedicated to the new trends and ideas in the Italian Cuisine's scene. Not just restaurants or the classic "Osterias" of our country, but rather the many places that offer a different way to approach the table. "Settenbrini", in Rome, is one of them. It has been awarded as the best "new format" of 2012. Paolini calls it "diffused restaurant": in a single square in the Prati area in Rome, one can find a restaurant, a coffee-shop and a bookshop, where one can stop for a snack, an "aperitivo", or a proper dinner. Or just purchase a book, food products, or order some catering.
The prize – a pack of bottles of CorteBianca ExtraBrut – was given to Marco Ledda, head of the Chain, by Marina Tonsi of CorteBianca, an equally young, fresh and dynamic reality, although in the world of the wine.
Franco Ziliani is one of the most well-known and reputed names in the Italian world of wine. He has been among the first journalists in our country to understand – and take advantage of – the possibilities offered by online communication. His blog ("vinoalvino.org") has introduced, since some years from now, a new and different way to tell about wine and its stories – accessible to all, and of immediate success.
Ziliani has dedicated a long and kind piece to our Franciacorta Extrabrut, Satèn e Rosé, and to CorteBianca, in his blog "lemillebolleblog.it", especially dedicated to sparkling wines. Apart from the very positive tasting notes, one can find clever suggestions on the matching food and dishes, and above all the story of CorteBianca and our philosophy. It is rewarding to see how our spirit and approach has been understood and recounted with such clarity and frankness.
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.