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CorteBianca Azienda Agricola

Via Caduto Antonini 1, 25050 Provaglio d'Iseo (BS)
Italy

Telephone +39 335 5278163
cortebianca@corte-bianca.it

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 15): stand F03

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.10  Lombardia

Lombardia

  • 02  SPARKLING WINES
  • 02.07  Quality sparkling wine/Sekt with origin
  • 02.07.05  Franciacorta

Franciacorta

Our products

Product category: Lombardia

ExtraBrut

Colour
Pale bright gold.

Perlage
Continuous and persistent with very fine bubbles, compact and creamy foam.

Flavour
Of slightly unripe fruit (pineapple, mango and apricot), of fully ripe white peach, of little berries (raspberry and cranberry), of yellow and white flowers (lime tree, honeysuckle, acacia), of slightly vanilled biscuit, of agrumated (bitter orange) and slightly honey-flavoured jelly.

Taste
Elegant and harmonious opening, with a freshly acid vein that perfectly marries with the wine's structure, which is savory and of great fulness and length. Complex aftertaste with notes of fresh fruit (citrus and white peach), with a delicate presence of young almond and hazelnut, and a slightly agrumated and vanilled honey-flavoured finale.

Matching suggestions
All shellfish and fruits-de-mer, both lake- and river-fish (either "white" or "in cartoccio"), fat poultry (capon). More challenging matches: caviar and bird game (woodcock, snipe and quail).

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About us

Company details

CorteBianca is set like a gem, in the profile of a soil that has generated it. In Sergnana, in Provaglio d'Iseo, between the more gentle slopes of the foothill part of the northern Franciacorta and in a wider context where the denomination "pian delle viti" is a testimony of an ancient tradition linked to the wine. The rows grow on a slope facing the south, but protected by a hill from the excessive presence of the sun and the warm currents rising in the afternoon from the valley below. The microclimate is usually fresher than the other viticulture areas of the district, and gives us equilibrated ripening of the grapes even in the hottest years.

The finesse of the Franciacorta resulting has its base on this unique and peculiar climatic condition. The natural amphitheatre, shielded on every side, on which the vine plants rest makes sure that the risks for the integrity of the grapes are limited and the defence can be organised in a natural way. Indeed, CorteBianca has always adopted an approach based on the respect of the environment, the biodiversity and therefore the health of the costumers, as certified by the Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione for the organic production of grapes and wines.

The soil

The soil that feeds and sustains our vineyards is basically composed with two distinct and complimentary portions. The one most upstream is less deep though more clayey; with limestone layers, typical of the metamorphic original rock from which the mountain slope developed, have surfaced and develop a basically high level of pH. The iron, flushed by the meteorological events further upstream, had accumulated in the still inexistent clays and has painted them in red, offering a good degree of exchange for the basic nutritive elements.In this position the suitability is directed to the structure and the tasting persistence.

The lower land, instead, opposite to what usually happens, is more sandy while being deeper. The ancient passage of the draining water was evidently torrential and has removed the thinner parts leaving the site more permeable and fresh. In this area the pH is typically neutral and the soil drains quickly, remaining dry and ensuring a good balance of the plant, supporting the fresh and aromatic notes of the wines.

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