Telephone: 01992 525009

FRATELLI BERLUCCI Borgonato di Cortefranca

 The sixteenth century frescos on the wall of the beautiful, ivy-clad 13th century winery are not in the least incongruous, seen beside the gleaming stainless steel tanks in Fratelli Berlucchi’s cellars. On the contrary, that picture sums up perfectly the blend of tradition and modernity that epitomises the family’s passionate approach to their inheritance. Tilli Rizzo and her mother Pia, who is the current MD, make it clear to everyone who visits the enchantingly sited estate that their aim is to more than ever quality, not quantity.

In addition to their ‘methode classique’ sparkling Franciacortas, the family make 70,000 bottles each of still red and white. The rather old-fashioned labels should not deceive. The former is primarily Cabernet (Sauvignon and Franc) and Merlot, with smaller amounts of Nebbiolo & Barbera. It is delightful, with bright red fruit flavours and a soft, easy structure. The white, a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, easily resembles a fine, mineral Macon-Villages. Both represent outstanding value.

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  6+

Single

2010 CURTEFRANCA Bianco 9.85

10.70

2009 CURTEFRANCA Rosso  9.85

10.70

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Shop Address

The Black Dog Wine Company
The Cart Barn
Ashlyn's Farm Shop
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6RZ

Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00
    Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
      Sunday 12.00 - 4.00
    Monday - Closed

Contact Details

Telephone 01992 525009