Why we love it
The Franciacorta Zerum, a riserva aged for at least 9 years in the La Valle cellar, is produced in very limited quantity and only in exceptional vintages, and is made only with Chardonnay and takes its name from the fact that no sugar is added. This wine is full of character, with an intense and very complex nose, elegant, delicate, for a special occasion or simply to be sipped and enjoyed.
The artisan who made it
La Valle winery, owned by the Pezzola family, is located in Rodengo Saiano in the heart of the picturesque hills of Franciacorta, just a few kilometres away from the beautiful Lake Iseo and Brescia in Lombardy. The winery was founded in 1990 by Eugenio and Giulia Pezzola and is currently run by their nephew, Stefano Camilucci. The Franciacorta is the Italian alternative to Champagne and the whole area enjoys a unique and rather extraordinary microclimate where they grow Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero. In 1993, the first three thousand bottles of the millésime (a few bottles of which are still jealously guarded) were produced.