A full blown to stop one of the terms most commonly used to indicate the Franciacorta, rather than Champagne or sparkling wine typically. The appeal comes from the Franciacorta Consortium, that applies especially to those who notify the wine, but also to business, fans and producers.
"We call the wine under his own name and not under terms that generalize and standardize the peculiarities, appiattendone, as a matter of fact, the perceived quality – explains Maurizio Zanella, President of the Franciacorta Consortium (in the picture with your GG) -. ' Bubbles ' is an obsolete term and no future. The present time offers us a new opportunity to affirm our quality wines, starting from consolidating the basic culture and an appropriate language ".
"It's necessary – adds Zanella – start a new path to enhance the great wines also from the point of view ' rating '. With commitment and passion the Franciacorta has reached the milestone of 50 years; at this point, I think it's ripe for a next step, important to definitively find, nationally and internationally, a consistent and meets positionning for excellence that expresses ".
"And who do not call more sparkling wine – continues Zanella – for no reason in the world. I have nicely pointed out to his friend Franco Maria Ricci in response to an article published in March on ' Bibenda 7 '. The similarity between ' sparkling wine ' and Franciacorta is to banish any quote. Not for wishful thinking or principle, but Ministerial Decree ".
In detail, It refers to the production of Franciacorta, approved by Ministerial Decree (Mipaaf) and published in the official journal of the Italian Republic in the first instance the 24 October 1995 – General series 249, art. 7 and then, as a result of further restrictive changes, the 23 October 2010 – General series 249, art. 7, which reads: "to identify all Franciacorta, It is forbidden to specify the processing method, metodo classico, traditional method, method of refermentation in the bottle and use the terms "sparkling wine.
"Today the Franciacorta, as well as other quality wines, requires more than, elegance, identity, the word bubbles, now, is not able to give – concludes the President Zanella. Franciacorta, Champagne and Cava: in Europe, only these 3 wines may use a single term to accurately identify a wine, a territory and the production method. Here is the identity of which I speak. Call the wine under his own name and then: Sparkling Wines, without Naming specific wines; Franciacorta, the Franciacorta ".
Unfortunately I think that above all we journalists looking for synonyms cannot meet demands often Maurizio Zanella.
Rather the point is: find a name for the classic Italian method which is nice as Champagne… Not easy, eh? While I think any of you have ideas?