Terre Di Franciacorta, Brescia

La Valle

Primum Brut Franciacorta White Blend

Dinner with friends, bottle theme of the evening is northern Italy and regionally contiguous countries. Fun wines will be poured and smiles will be shared! — a month ago

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Barone Pizzini

Golf 1927 Franciacorta Chardonnay Pinot Nero Blend

Killer suds for the money! Wait? I didn't even pay for it! Lol! — 2 months ago

Lo Sparviere

Satèn Franciacorta

Bright, crisp citrus notes, refreshing, balanced and delightful sparking wine from Italy. — 2 months ago

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Ca' del Bosco

Dosage Zéro Vintage Collection Franciacorta Chardonnay Blend

Light bread nose. Quite dry on the palate with hints of citrus, pineapple, and tropical fruit. Spicy with a racy finish. — 3 months ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan

Ferghettina

Franciacorta Brut Chardonnay Blend

Tasty. Crisp, clean. Excellent QPR. — a month ago

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Lo Sparviere

Brut Franciacorta

Creamy and structured with lingering finish — 2 months ago

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Bagnadore

Riserva Franciacorta Blend 2008

Riserva- 5 years in lees, honey and pastry on the nose -Granny Smith apple on the palate — 3 months ago

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Ca'Del Bosco

Cuvée Prestige Brut White Blend

David T
9.0

Since it is Friday Pizza Night, I thought we would relive our visit (5/15) & retry Ca’ del Bosco. I needed to see if it held up to our memory of tasting there. As well as, our visit there was prior to my heavy fixation on Champagne. And, it still does not disappoint.

The nose reveals; lemon extract, lime zest, ripe pineapple, white peach, touch of apricots and ripe tropical melons, slivered almonds, caramel notes, vanilla, honey notes, candle wax, delicate, grey, volcanic minerals, soft, chalkiness with yellow lilies set in a field of spring flowers.

The mouthfeel is heavy, rich, crisp and waxy. Softer, more delicate micro bubbles. Waxy/oily & a touch sour lemons, lime zest, ripe pineapple, white peach, touch of apricots and ripe tropical melons, slivered almonds, caramel notes, vanilla, honey notes, candle wax, delicate, very light white spice, grey, volcanic minerals, soft, chalkiness with yellow lilies & fruit blossoms set in a field of spring flowers. The acidity is round, phat and lively. The rich, lush, well balanced finish is delicious and persists nicely for minutes.

Photos of; Ca’ de Bosco entrance, their red velvet tasting salon, caves, and the bridge over their man made lake you walk from the parking lot to get to the property.

This was not available locally & had to ship it from the East coast to relive our memories.

While this states it is in Lombardy, the region is called Franciacorta. It is Italy’s Sparkling Wine region or its Champagne equivalent. There are two beautiful lakes near by, Iseo (which is where we stayed) as it’s closer to Franciacorta and less touristy than the more visited Lake Garda. Lake Garda is huge and extremely crowded during high season.
— 2 months ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

After the tasting there, we had a lovely lunch at a nearby one star Michelin restaurant. Pasta, salad and way too many bread sticks.
Sharon B

Sharon B

Sounds delicious!