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While in tourist resorts all over Italy toast to summer, with bubbles among the protagonists in the glass, it is from one of the hearts of Italian sparkling wine that the first real Italian harvest 2021 starts, at a territorial level. That is Franciacorta, an icon of the classic method sparkling wine of the Belpaese, where “the harvest began starting from the vineyards on the southern side of Monte Orfano, where the harvest of Chardonnay, Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianco is always earlier than in the more central areas, thanks to the particular microclimate that distinguishes them “.
Harvest slightly delayed by a week compared to 2020, and which will see the 121 wineries of the Franciacorta Consortium led by Silvano Brescianini bring a difficult vintage to the cellar, especially for an uphill campaign “with a small frost in April and ended with some difficulties with a hailstorm at the end of July “explains the vice president of the Franciacorta Consortium Francesco Franzini, who underlines how” fortunately the quality of the grapes has not been compromised by these events and we expect a harvest, albeit less rich from the point of quantitative point of view compared to the previous year, very satisfactory from a qualitative point of view “.
Waiting, as always, for the glass test in at least 18 months (minimum aging time for the “base” Franciacorta, reaching 24 for the satèn and the rosé, 30 for the vintage and 60 for the reserve), for understand what the bubbles of Franciacorta 2021 will really be like, the year of the restart.


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