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Winery of the Week • Bellavista

Bellavista commands a sweeping view of the entire Po Valley, the enchanting Lake Iseo, reaching all the way to the foothills of the Alps. Bellavista is true to its name, “Beautiful View”. A sweeping vista over the entire Po Valley, the enchanting Lake Iseo, reaching all the way to the …

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Bellavista Saten 2015 

The first vintage of this pure chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Franciacorta was 1984. Produced only when the quality warrants it, Saten is the local Lombardian name for a kind of silk. The allusion is fully justified because Saten is truly silky. In fact, it is even more indulgent in texture. …

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Berlucchi Franciacorta ’61 Rosé

It was not until 1957 that the wines were called Franciacorta when Guido Berlucchi released a white wine named Pinot di Franciacorta. Then in 1961, Franco Ziliani, a young, ambitious winemaker working for Berlucchi, produced a sparkling wine and sold it under the name Pinot di Franciacorta. Today, the owner …

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