Paolo Valente

Erbamat, The Fourth Grape of Franciacorta

By Paolo Valente / 9th November 2023

Since 2017 the Production Regulations (Disciplinare di Produzione) provides for the possibility of using also Erbamat grape to produce Franciacorta together with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. It’s allowed to use Erbamat in blending up to a maximum of 10% in all types of Franciacorta except for the Saten. Erbamat is an autochthonous grape…

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A New Winery in Franciacorta: Terre d’Aenòr

By Paolo Valente / 3rd August 2023

Terre d’Aenor is his name and Eleonora Bianchi (Aenòr is the german root of the name) is the creator of the winery’s vision. Eleonora was born in 1995 and she has a personal and professional story which is unusual compared to the typical wine careers. In fact, after classical studies at high school, she graduated…

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Conegliano Valdobbiadene: The Heart of Prosecco

By Paolo Valente / 22nd June 2023

Inside the big area of production of Prosecco (9 provinces in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia) there is the small area of “Conegliano Valdobbiadene” that represents the heart of the world of Prosecco. Conegliano Valdobbiadene is the most vocated area to produce Prosecco. Recognised since 1969 as one of the historical Italian Denomination, in 2009,…

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Franciacorta and the Pinot Blanc – The Experience of Mirabella

By Paolo Valente / 25th May 2023

Franciacorta is one of the most reputed areas for sparkling wines in Italy. The regulation for the production of Franciacorta DOCG Wines authorizes the usage of four grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Erbamat. Today we will focus on Pinot Blanc and we will analyse the Erbamat variety later on, in a specific future…

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Villa Franciacorta, Passion and Savoir-Faire

By Paolo Valente / 14th March 2023

Climate change is impacting all territories and activities linked to agriculture, including wine production. The rise of temperature and the more and more dramatic drought is the cause of the reduction of production, a decrease of acidity and an increase of sugar content (and the alcohol) with the consequences of imbalance in the structure of…

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