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Getting fizzy with it: the Italian wine route that sparkles

An Italian region and a sparkling wine, Franciacorta may not be well-known but it is great for vineyard visits and fine places to eat and stay Put sparkling wine and Italy together and the usual answer is prosecco, but 200km west Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) status, making it one of the most strictly regulated wines in the country. Franciacorta summer festival, with guided tours, visits to historic mansions, classes, concerts, bike tours and other events. WINEMAKERS TO VISIT Ricci Curbastro riccicurbastro.it Villa Franciacorta 2017 London International Wine…

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