Franciacorta: Expert's Choice

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It's not Prosecco and it's not Champagne, but it is worth seeking out, says Jane Parkinson, who reveals the long hidden merits of this Italian sparkling wine with her top 18 Franciacorta recommendations...
Franciacorta, Fratelli Berlucchi Satèn 2008
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Fratelli Berlucchi, Satèn 2008

Fratelli Berlucchi, Satèn 2008
18.5/20pts (95/100pts)
Sticking to tradition with a 30% portion of Pinot Bianco. classy, with a floral tweak on the nose and a soft yellow plum plate with elegant texture and bubbles.
Price: £28 Vini Italiani
Drink 2014–2018
Alc 12.5%