Not the recipe of an unusual recipe. Rather the encounter between our ExtraBrut and one of the most reputed and loved Cuisine magazines. Some time ago we havebeen asked by the photographer Adriano Brusaferri and Sale&Pepe to offer our wine and house for a piece dedicated to the unusual matching between wine and one of the most loved Italian baked specialties: the "focaccia" in its many forms. The experience, interesting and also amusing, produced not only some great shots but also another nice results: "this very dry wine, thanks to its "nonchalance" and its exemplar versatility, makes even firmer the relationship between the focaccia base and its stuffing." So, between the many matchings that works with our ExtraBrut, from now on you will not have to miss the "focaccia".
The presentation of our brand new Rosé and Satèn wines took place on May 29th at our place in CorteBianca. Among the many guests and friends, there were journalists, sommeliers, restaurateurs, experts and aficionados.The day was a great success, thanks also to the sunny weather and the informal setting. The tasting has been opened by a brief interview conducted by the "Gastronaut" Davide Paolini, who asked us about our project, our future plans and the way we intend our role as organic wine producers..
Finally the time has come. On May 29th, the farm and the vineyards of CorteBianca will host the first official tasting of the new Rosé and Satèn wines, accompanied by a range of the best local food, carefully selected amongs the best producers of the territory. The Bread of Luca Magri from Erbusco, the Montisola salami, the "Slinzega" and the salted meat from Valcamonica of Roberto Forchini, the "camuni" cheeses of Sonia Spagnoli and the "salumi" (cold cuts) of "Stan Sal" in Iseo, the dairy creations refined by the Perolari family, the ice cream from "La Bottega" in Provaglio, and finally the extra-virgin olive oil, honey and strawberries "made in" CorteBianca; all the best of Franciacorta to make the tasting experince even more complete and intense.
The presentation will be attended by some of the best known figures of the Food and Wine national press: the "Gastronaut" Davide Paolini, Andrea Grignaffini of "Spirito diVino", Giorgio Melandri of "Gambero Rosso", and Leonardo Valenti, CorteBianca's oenologist, who will illustrate the two wines'characteristics, and the most appropriate serving suggestions. As a proper conclusion of the day, our agronomist Pierluigi Donna, together with the exceptional guide of Leonardo Valenti, will offer a visit to the vineyards.
An enchanted place, in the heart of Milan and at the same time cast away from the metropolitan frenzy; two of the most prestigious brands of the Made-in- Italy excellence; the splendid set designs by Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone, stars of the international design scene; and last but not least our organic Franciacorta to accompany the launching event. The opening of “The Secret Garden” at the Botanical Gardens of Brera has been a huge success in all senses, and it has been the evidence of a mutual quest for uncompromising quality. In the hands of journalists, architects, designers and all the trendy attendees of the Milan "Fuorisalone", the glasses of CorteBianca added a note of sensorial taste to the surprising visual landscape. For CorteBianca, highly appreciated by the guests, this event has been a further confirmation of its philosophy: from the "natural" location, to the awesome and environmentally-aware settings, to the superior class of the products and designs on show, each element was in fact consistent with our choice of the highest standard of quality in organic production.
Photo: Zaha Hadid with Marina Tonsi at the "Orto Botanico di Brera"
The Secret GardenApril 17-22, from 10am to 9pm
Opening party: April 16th 2012 from 7pm
Orto Botanico di Brera
Via Fiori Oscuri 4 - Milan
On April 16th CorteBianca will have the pleasure to offer his organic ExtraBrut in the occasion of one of the most prestigious opening parties of the Milan "Fuorisalone", the series of events that take place during the world famous Design Week. The awe-inspiring location of the Botanical Gardens of Brera will witness the encounter between Italian design and manufacturing excellence, world-class architecture and utmost attention to details and overall quality.
From the incredible handmade Murano glass chandeliers of Barovier & Toso, to the carefully hand crafted marbles of CITCO, to the imaginative and sensorial exhibition settings designed by Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone, to end up with our "precious and simple" ExtraBrut, each aspect of the event will contribute to a shared idea of elegance, class and respect for our country and its products of excellence.
CorteBianca sat very comfortably at the Stazione Leopolda, amongst other products of the highest level, such as organic flours, top-class confectionery, tasty sauces and other treats, representing the excellence of the food and wine "Made in Italy". Our "bollicine" attracted wine experts, professional "bon vivant", connoisseurs and aficionados, and many foreign visitors. We offered them our wine with great pleasure, we told our story and explained our philosophy and the way we produce our organic wine, answered both technical and general questions. Everybody appreciated both our wine as well as our brand image (the white lace and the small poetry booklet). After all, Taste is an appropriate name for this charming event, attended by people that know their tastes. And we're sure next time, with our full range of wines finally available, Taste will be even tastier.
Let's admit it. Our first encounter with our two newborn Franciacorta wines, "degorged" a few days ago, has been really exciting. The tasting experience has abundantly exceeded the expectations, in terms of roundness of taste, flavour and palatability. The two new wines will debut around april-may, yet on the homepage of our site it is already possible to appreciate how the two splendid bottles harmoniously marry with the design of the extrabrut
From the 10th to the 12th of March, CorteBianca will attend the 7th edition of Taste, the Florentine event dedicated the excellences of taste in all aspects of lifestyle. Organised by Pitti, in collaboration with the "Gastronaut" Mr. Davide Paolini, Taste is a salone unique in its genre in Italy, where food and wine meet lifestyle, and where the best producers, chefs and sommeliers encounter prepared and sophisticated attendees, always on the look for the latest trends.
CorteBianca will take part in "off Taste" (Fuori di Taste), a special exhibition composed a series of events around the city, which in the last years has become the pulsating heart of the Salon.
CorteBianca will be at stand 34, corridor A.
Together with other six great wines, CorteBianca entered the challenge to be awarded the "best match with pizza" prize.
Rules of the game:
- 7 wines from all over Italy:
- 4 (fabolous) pizzas prepared by the renown pizzeria "O'fiore mio" of Faenza (Italy)
- a first-class parterre of wine-and-food experts: Gianni Fabrizio, Licia Granello, Antonio Boco, Paolo Scarpellini, Anna Morelli, Alessandro Bocchettini and Vincenzo Pagano.
- a score sheet to be filled with the best matches
- a winner
As expected, the prize has been won by Lambrusco, traditionally considered the best match with pizza. However, this has been the first "coming out" of CorteBianca, and seeing our young extra brut competing side by side with some of the most acclaimed and awarded wines around, has given us the idea of its potential and value.
You can read more here: www.scattidigusto.it.