“I wanted to create a wine with bubbles that would bring delight right from the first sip.” – Franco Ziliani
That was the dream, Dad, that guided you down the path that led you, in 1961, to create the very first bottle of Franciacorta, and it was that same desire that led us to create a very special Cuvée that would bring a smile to you at your first glance and sip. We dedicate Franciacorta Franco Ziliani Riserva 2008 to you, Dad. You were the one who insisted that the first bottle of sparkling wine be called “Pinot di Franciacorta”,
so that the wine would be inseparably linked, beginning with its name, to its growing area. That very name, in this Cuvée, now binds you and Franciacorta together, as one. Showcased in this Cuvée is the finest Chardonnay grown in our Arzelle vineyard from the 2008 vintage, which was then aged a full eleven years, since only a lengthy maturation will allow the absolute highest quality to emerge; it was then kept with no dosage so that the essence of Franciacorta could stand out. We dedicate it to you, in a limited production of only 860 magnums and 5,000 bottles, bearing a one-of-a-kind label that is an actual brass sculpture, commissioned to honour your 90th birthday.
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