Franciacorta: Italy's Champagne With Less Attitude! #croissantsandpossibilities
#LCBOANDU // hi friends!! 🌷🌷 So... it's not Friday anymore, but we were so excited celebrating @missoben's sweet @globeandmail mention we may have fallen under a spell!! 🌙 Happily, the spell has been lifted by this lovely Castello di Bornato Franciacorta we found at the Woodbridge Italian LCBO for about $35 (a STEAL for this baller wine).
Maybe you don't know Franciacorta! You should! 🥂🍾🥂One: it is fun to say. Try saying it with your best EYE-talian accent! 👌🍕🍝🍷Two: it is Italy's champagne - aka fancy bubbles made in the hills of Lombardy (Northern Italy!) south-east of Lake Iseo, a lake name straight out of a cloud ☁️ that we swear we did not make up! 💁 Unlike Prosecco, Franciacorta is made in the same way as Champagne (2nd fermentation in bottle, more complexity!) and often made using champagne grapes - this one is from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Three: because a lot of people don't know its beautiful potions it is WAY CHEAPER than its snobby, French third cousin Jean-Maurice. 👨🍳👴🕵️🙇Ugh, Jean-Maurice, we've already complimented your silk scarf! Stop bringing it up! 😒 Castillo di Bornato is over 700 years old and farms organically. It tastes like the most romantic stinky cheese, vanilla yogurt with fresh strawberries at the bottom, underripe nectarines from an attractive tree (first of the season, instagram post!! anticipation!!! 👯💅👅) and our mom's fanciest friend's perfume on a croissant. Our new goal is to smell of croissants and possibilities. 🦁 It has a long long long palate: a start, middle and finish flavours that are different! - this is not prosecco easy breezy but progresses in interesting sweet, milky, citrus, dry hay pastry flavours. 🍰🍦🍓
Your first designer handbag: not challenging like champagne or cava can be, #FASHION but noticeably finer, fancier and more exciting than your sister's hand-me-downs from the gap* or wherever. An approachable special occasion. Like tonight! Like us! 🍇🌹🥀🍄🌺🌸 You, and we, deserve it. #alwayscastingspells #LCBOANDU#saturdayedition *no one gave us khakis to post this reference #khakistyle 👖