It's harvest time, at least. A year's work offers us its fruit. The most important thing is "catching" the right moment to harvest the grapes. A few days ago, here at CorteBianca, rigorously in the morning to avoid that the heat could damage the grapes, we completed the harvest of the Chardonnay, a week's earlier than the harvest of the Pinot Nero. Our forecast? Good. We succeded in taking to the canteen grapes in the just right stage of maturation. Grapes which acidity and sugar level make us hope in a transformation able to give excellent Franciacorta wines. On one side an unusual spring, that saw the alternance of cold and hot weather, gave us healthy grape. On the other side the favourable position of our wineyards, close to the hills, spared the grapes from the danage of this summer's dry weather, thanks to the usual and healthy night breeze.
From the Franciacorta hills to the coast of Tuscany. On jne 23rd, the "2012 Franciacorta Festival" will take place in the park of the awesome Villa La Versiliana in Marina di Pietrasanta (near Lucca). CorteBianca, toghether with some of the most renown vineries of Franciacorta, will be one of the protagonists of a day dedicated to music, tasting, and seminars. A true toast to summer, that will also host the final stage and award of the "2012 Best Sommelier in Tuscany - Franciacorta Award". And there is more. From the 11th to the 23rd of June, the wine shops, wine bars and restaurants of Versilia offers thematic menus, guided tastings and happy hours - all based on Franciacorta wines.
See the complete programme on: www.franciacorta.net
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.