Maurizio Zanella, President of Franciacorta, guest of Honor in Champagne to speak about Excellence in Sparkling Wine

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Franciacorta, “The best Italian sparkling wine” as described by Millesima in its latest post, is an appellation that leaves no one indifferent. The president of Consorzio Franciacorta, Maurizio Zanella, will attend the Atelier No. 5 of Champagne Henri Giraud on April 20 and will talk about his vision of Excellence for his prestigious wine estate Ca’del Bosco. The new vintage of the Annamaria Clementi cuvée will be presented on this occasion.

Maurizio Zanella, “Tradition, dedication, effort, passion, terroir, time: these are the values that guide our work every day at Ca ‘del Bosco”. Alongside Andrew Weeber (Gusbourne, England), Pepe Raventos (Raventos, Spain) and Jacky Blot (Domaine Taille aux Loups, France), Maurizio Zanella will speak about his vision of “Handmade Vintage Sparkling wines” and Excellence, a word dear to Claude Giraud but also to CIVC with the launch of the initiative: “Champagne 2030: A return to excellence'”

​Claude Giraud: “We need these precious moments for sharing and reflecting, Atelier N°5 is another reminder of Champagne Henri Giraud’s commitment to supporting the CIVC (Champagne Committee) initiative “Champagne 2030, a Return to Excellence.” This is the meaning behind our new Atelier: bringing together great handmade vintage sparkling wines from France and around the world in Champagne to open our horizons to the modern strategy for Champagne. These wines come from sustainable, organic or natural agriculture, and above and beyond that, they are remarkable for the passion, energy and intelligence that they communicate and the winemakers’ commitment to expressing their terroir and their culture. That is where excellence lies, in these shared values that unite great wines from around the world and are the only true criteria for the 21st century.”

*Atelier N°5 will take place in Aÿ at Champagne Henri Giraud. The tasting will start with Argonne 2014 ‘vin clairs’ to better appreciate the Terroirs d’Argonne effect on wines. Each year, this tasting strengthens the idea of a forest terroir, adds a new dimension to the traceability of cask oak and opens up new fields in which to experiment and progress. Champagne Henri Giraud, in partnership with the ONF, the French forestry commission, supports the “For ever and ever, ARGONNE” operation through which it helps protect the Argonne Forest and the Champagne region’s heritage.