On November 7th, on the gazzetta di Parma, Andrea Grignaffini wrote a flattering piece on CorteBianca. Here is an abstract:
"This is the story of a dream. In Franciacorta, and more precisely in Sergnana – few steps away from the Iseo Lake, Mauro and Marina (him a successful manager and her a talented architect) restored an od farmhouse and planted Chardonnay and Pinot Nero vines in the surrounding land, cultivated following organic principles and with a great attention to biodiversity. The result is their first CorteBianca, an Extra Brut soon to be followed by a Satèn and a Rosé next spring.
The Extra Brut (5000 bottles) is truly convincing: both for the bold choice of starting with a "difficult" type of wine, and especially for the taste and structure of the wine itself.
Their passion for land, for the vines, their respect for the ecosystem, and last but not least their strong link with tradition, altogether contributed to give this wine a unique identity, born out of excellent grapes. A dream that comes true.
Andrea Grignaffini, "Franciacorta, sogno d'amore e bollicine", Gazzetta di Parma, 7 novembre 2011.