Word of the Week: Franciacorta

Franciacorta is a sparkling wine from the Italian Province of Brescia in Lombardy. This type of sparkling wine is relatively new. In 1961, a winemaker named Franco Ziliani developed this sparkling wine and it quickly became a sensation throughout the region, receiving DOC status in 1967.

The word Franciacorta comes from the region where the wine is grown, Franciacorta. This region derives its name from the Latin words franchae curtes or in English “exempted from paying taxes.”

When planning your next dinner party, consider pairing Franciacorta with dried fruits such as apricots or cherries or roasted salted nuts. Saluti!

Origins and history of Franciacorta

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