Darrell Corti on Franciacorta’s beauty and topography

The latest installment in our continuing series of posts featuring “Darrell Corti on Franciacorta.” The Franciacorta area is quite pretty. Seen from Monte Alto, it appears to be a mosaic of different agricultures with blotches of modern life showing up in the form of industrial complexes with their rather graceless forms of concrete and asphalt. … Continue reading Darrell Corti on Franciacorta’s beauty and topography

Darrell Corti on Franciacorta geography

The latest installment in our continuing series of posts featuring “Darrell Corti on Franciacorta.” Above: The Lago d’Iseo, Lake Iseo. The area is not large. It is well circumscribed since the geological features of the area are physical boundaries which have distinguishing features. All good viticultural areas have the characteristics in common. To the north … Continue reading Darrell Corti on Franciacorta geography

Franciacorta, a history by Darrell Corti (part 1)

Above: American “national treasure” Darrell Corti in Los Angeles in late 2012 with Wolfgang Puck. The following is the first part of our series devoted to the History of Franciacorta by Darrell Corti, one of the leading authorities on Italian wine in the U.S. ***** It was 1964. The vintage was considered “of the century” … Continue reading Franciacorta, a history by Darrell Corti (part 1)