The following article, written by Silvia Marchetti, appears on BBC Travel.
The bubbly made in ancient Italian undergrounds
The first thing I noticed when I visited the Italian region of Franciacorta was the dense fog that enveloped its vineyards. I could barely make out the medieval crypt just a few metres away where people were gathered to taste the niche sparkling wine produced here. I kept asking myself: how can all this dampness and fog make such a great fizzy wine?
But that’s precisely why.
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