The piece is really heartbreaking, and not just because it is quite prominent and included in an extensive page about the Franciacorta region, but above all because of the way the writer, Paolo Galliani, has been able to understand and tell the spirit of CorteBianca. From the almost "movie-like" description of Sergnana, to the chronicle of the presentation day, up to the story of our "heart and life" choice, every single word fill up with pleasure and a little bit of pride too.
Paolo Galliani, "Cortebianca. La magia della piccola Sergnana brinda alla nuova azienda agricola", Il Giorno, 18/11/2011
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.
It may sounds unusual and even a bit risky, yet since Mr.Veronelli onward may wine specialists have been teased by the concept of pairing wine with the quintessential Italian dish - pizza. On November 19th, at the Enologica event in Faenza, our CorteBianca Extra Brut - along with other great wines coming from all over Italy, will face the challenge, in a surprising eno-gastronomic happening. Among the experts, Giorgio Melandri of Gambero Rosso, Andrea Grignaffini of SpiritodiVino and Licia Granello of Repubblica.
Enologica- Teatro dei Cuochi, sabato19 novembre 2011 -ore 12.
The section is named DIVINI and this is a great starting point. The piece, illustrated with a pfoto of the bottle's label, is about our project and our philosophy.
Luciano Ferraro, "Le bollicine naturali dall' uomo delle acque", Corriere della Sera, 29 ottobre 2011.
A special issue on Franciacorta on the main Italian newspaper, in which we are especially proud to be part of. Not only because our wine is quoted side by side with some of the great names of the Franciacorta Region, but especially because the article is about the stories of people that are making the right choiches for the environment and the territory, through art, cuisine and, of course, wine.
Progetto Franciacorta felix. La sfida per un futuro verde, Marisa Fumagalli, Speciale Corriere della Sera, 24-10-11
A rather corteous article on BresciaOggi, a local paper, presents CorteBianca as a new reality that is contributing to establish the Organic culture in Franciacorta.
Cortebianca, una sfida biologica da 3 milioni di euro, Claudio Andrizzi, Bresciaoggi, 15-10-2011
Friday October 14th, in the splendid frame of CorteBianca, our first Extra Brut have been introduced to the press and to a group of selected friends. The event has seen the attendance of some of the most reputed Wine-and-Food journalists and experts, such as the "Gastronauta" Davide Paolini, Andrea Grignaffini of "Spiritodivino", and many others.