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Franciacorta Masterclass with Federico Moccia and Nelson Pari – Wednesday 5th October

The meteoric rise in popularity of Italian sparkling wine has slowly reached UK shores. Still, it remains relatively unknown to the British palate.

Franciacorta, the leading Italian sparkling wine appellation of Italy, has shifted in a short time from a small niche with a cult following, to a serious contender to some of the most renown sparkling wines produced in the world.

But how does it fare compared to the world’s most iconic sparkling cuvées? What are the distinct styles of Franciacorta? What is Satèn? What are the major areas, and its influences?

Join Deputy Head Sommelier Federico Moccia and friend of the Club Nelson Pari for an exclusive masterclass featuring some of the greatest sparkling wines Italy has ever produced.

We hope to see you there…

The wines we will be tasting:

Part I – Styles
NV Franciacorta Brut, Ferghettina
Franciacorta Brut Conte Aymo, Marchesi Antinori
NV Franciacorta Extra Brut Animante, Barone Pizzini

Part II – Satèn
NV Franciacorta Satèn Brut, Contadi Castaldi
NV Franciacorta Satèn Brut, Castelveder
NV Franciacorta Satèn Brut, Cortefusia

Part III Growers/Terroir
2017 Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero, Colline della Stella Andrea Arici
NV Franciacorta Extra Brut Faccoli
NV Franciacorta Brut Nature BdB Cavalleri

Part IV – Prestige Cuvee/Vintages
2014 Franciacorta Riserva Dosaggio Zero Annamaria Clementi, Ca’ del Bosco
2010 Franciacorta Riserva Extra Brut Palazzo Lana, Berlucchi Guido
2013 Franciacorta Riserva Extra Brut Vittorio Moretti, Bellavista

Wednesday 5th October
St. James’s Room
18:30 – Glass on arrival
20:30 – Masterclass ends

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