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Ugovezzoli Franciacorta DOCG Brut NV


Franciacorta is the Italian equivalent of Champagne, made using the same method (Methode Traditionnelle), of bottle fermentation.  This one is made of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir (grapes used in most Champagnes)

This Franciacorta (Ugovezzoli) has a fresh, crisp, dry taste – absolutely delicious.  There are gold sparkles in this intensely straw yellow coloured wine.  There is a fresh brioche flavour, often found in Champagnes, and there is a nuttiness too. The very fine, creamy perlage (the stream of bubblesm or fizziness) is indicative of a good quality wine.



Franciacorta is the Italian equivalent of Champagne, made using the same method (Methode Traditionnelle), of bottle fermentation.  This one is made of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir (grapes used in most Champagnes)

This Franciacorta (Ugovezzoli) has a fresh, crisp, dry taste – absolutely delicious.  There are gold sparkles in this intensely straw yellow coloured wine.  There is a fresh brioche flavour, often found in Champagnes, and there is a nuttiness too. The very fine, creamy perlage (the stream of bubblesm or fizziness) is indicative of a good quality wine.

Franciacorta has been a bit of a secret in the Italian winemakers’ cellars- and they have been keeping it for themselseves and other Italians.  Whenever visiting Italian wineries, this is what they serve, so we are bringing it to our customers for you to taste and savour. The price point is usually lower than Champagne but production standards ensure high quality.

This particular Franciacorta is from a very small produce who uses organic and biodynamic production practices. Based in  Palazzolo sull’Oglio, Province of Brescia, in the Lombardy region of Italy, the family story dates back to the silk traders in this area.

There are only 30,000 bottles of this made every year, and the grapes are harvested by hand and the wine created with the care and attention of a master craftsman.

The Method Franciacorta

Franciacorta is produced in exactly the same way as Champagne, although the blend of grapes used is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir ( the 3rd Champagne grape, Pinot Meunier, is not used in Franciacorta).

The grapes are harvested and selected manually then immediately pressed, whole, very gently. The “must” is fermented with the use of selected yeasts.  Once blended, the wine is them bottled to allow second fermentation in the bottle ( as per the Classic Champagne method).  There is stays for at least 22-24 months before the wineries “dosage” (secret ingredient) is added following the disgorgement.

The Winery

The Vezzoli family has ancient roots in the west of Brescia. Among the best known in the area, also due to the commitment in numerous social and political initiatives carried out between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, the Vezzoli have always given great importance to the activity in the agricultural sector. At the traditional cereal production, at the beginning of the last century was added the silkworm breeding, then in the Twenties an experimental pergola was implanted. In 1981 the first vineyard of Chardonnay grapes is planted, within a few years others will be added in the municipality of Adro. From the simple production of grapes the company passed to the Franciacorta sparkling wines, which are starting to be marketed in 1990. The company Ugo Vezzoli is located in the San Pancrazio historical palace. The offices and the tasting room occupy part of the original 16th century building; the processing and aging cellars are on two levels, one underground, the other above ground using part of the nineteenth-century rural buildings.

The vineyards are owned and managed directly by the company. Those of Franciacorta are located in the municipality of Adro: in these 3 hectares Chardonnay DOCG, Pinot Nero DOCG, Merlot and Cabernet DOC are produced. In the hamlet of San Pancrazio, the vineyard of 1.50 hectares is part of the Sebino IGT area, here Merlot, Cabernet and Pinot Nero grapes are produced. The annual production of the company Ugo Vezzoli is about 20,000 bottles of Franciacorta DOCG, in different types, to which are added almost 10,000 bottles of Curtefranca DOC and Sebino IGT still wine.

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From our customers

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GL, Surrey

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JE, Cheshire

Thank you so much for the Pol Roger dinner at the Cabinet War Rooms last Thursday evening. You must have put oodles of hard work into this so please pat yourself on the head for a job well done. We had a lovely time and very much appreciated each aspect of the evening. Great atmosphere, intriguing champagne and delicious food.

A&B, Edinburgh

Thank you for such a great evening last Thursday. (We) really enjoyed the evening and the company on our table. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for follow-on events.

C&J, Herefordshire

Just to thank you and all the team for a terrific night out at the Cabinet War Rooms on Thursday. What a great time we all had! The champagne was flowing, the food was good and it was lovely to meet lots of new people.

Congratulations on arranging a superb evening which we thoroughly enjoyed.

S&BD, Bristol

“Thank you for organising a fabulous evening! We really enjoyed it… It was great fun on our table. The food and of course the champagne was delicious. The tour of the War Rooms was fascinating…..we are looking forward to the trip to Italy next May!”

J&CM, Cheshire

AH, Surrey

“Thanks for fab evening – loved it all and you did an amazing job”

SL, London

” Awesome night out”

“Thanks for a truly outstanding evening last night. Your organisation, attention to detail and brilliant choice of venue made for an awesome evening. We’ll certainly keep an eye on your website for other events, not to mention wine !”

GB, London

I would like to thank you for a very interesting evening of tasting and pairing wine with food. The enthusiasm and knowledge of Steve and yourself really came through and it was so much more fun in person than on zoom. I have had much positive comment from our members on the event.

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HB, Bucks

It was such a great evening Penny – thank you so much, everyone in the group I was with said the same!

Many thanks for the lovely evening at Green Delight. We all had such a great time.  (I) would love to have a similar event

JD, Bucks

That was a fabulous evening!

Couldn’t be better presented, better in food and wine and better in value for money!

Karin and Flo

We loved it!

DW, London

thanks very much for the excellent tasting on Wednesday evening. I thoroughly enjoyed it – it’s always eye-opening and so educational to get the chance to talk with the winemaker and that really added something extra to the evening.

GB, London

Fab evening last night and lots of great feedback

SB, Charity Trustee

Penny, thanks very much for the event this evening.  Great fun and very interesting.

Andrew, London

Thank you , Penny. It was fun, and you hosted very well


Vanessa, East London

I was on your event yesterday evening for the  charity -it was great!


David, London

thanks for a great evening we really enjoyed it as did the 4 other couples I got to join Everyone had a great time.

Karen, East London

Barbara and Bill, Stansted

Really enjoyed last night. …. It was definitely the highlight of our week in fact highlight of year so far, definitely closest we’ve come to a party!

the best fun we have had since last March

Anne, Cheshire

These tastings have been highlight of lockdown. Hope for lots more fun tastings in 2021

Judy, Wirral

Going to recommend you & Steve to Britain’s Got Talent comedy duo!!

Judith, Cheshire

A note to say a massive thank you for including me on your tasting last night. What great fun that was? I almost felt like I had gone out on a date!

MH, Surrey

I would like to thank you for last night. We both really enjoyed it, both the “performance”  and the selection of wines and cheeses were fantastic.

Connor, Reading

Thank you and Steve & co for a great show case last night.  Top quality produce and very informative and very well run.

Carly, Bucks

We need you at every dinner party please

Harriet, Cheltenham

Lovely eve! Thank you so much. Everything was delicious.

SM, London

Just want to say a big thanks for last night. Was a really enjoyable showcase. Cheeses and wines were amazing!

Sam, London

Thank you so much for such a wonderful wine tasting last night! You really spoilt us

Emily, Surrey

We thoroughly enjoyed the session.  The wine and cheese selection were excellent and far exceeded my expectation.

Tracii, Hampshire

I wanted to write to thank you all for the wine tasting last night. It was fantastic, very enjoyable and informative and good fun. Feedback from team today has been great.

Julian, CEO, London

Thanks Penny, it was a great evening!

Jo, Reading

I just wanted to send you a note to say how much we enjoyed tonight’s chat/wine. We absolutely love the good cop/bad cop routine you seem to have slipped into. Add in the “expert” from the vineyard and it is the perfect combo!

Richard and Anne, Hampshire

The session was the perfect amount of time, the food and wine were delicious and paired perfectly. The quiz was fun and complemented the session so well – Thank you! We will definitely keep an eye on the website for your upcoming events and get in touch for any of our future events!

Corporate Client, Atrincham

thank you so much for such a wonderful evening on Saturday. EVERYONE loved it, particularly how relaxed and conversational it was.

Marianne, Manchester

Thanks for an enjoyable ‘virtual’,wine tasting last night


Mary, Maidenhead

“you do a great job and your online events are rightly popular, they have brought us some moments of real enjoyment this year”.


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Ian, Bucks

Last night was brilliant.

Kylie, Berks


Thanks very much… we really enjoyed it.

Elaine, Bucks

It was great. Thank you … Penny & GWO. It was fun! Well done

Karin, Bucks





Thank you very much Penny!! That was a very pleasurable evening!Kat

It was so nice seeing other people enjoying the experience as much as us.
It was a fantastic date night and I recommend it as a gift or a treat to anyone you know who likes wine and food.
It was special experience and from the comfort of our own home.

Alexa and Daniel, Bucks

Thank you all for a brilliant evening! We really enjoyed it and stayed up chatting til 2am!!

Julie and Christine, Cheshire

Good night again !!  Loved wines tonight

Judith, Wirral

Good to see you and hear you last night!   It was a fun evening, and I really liked the rapport between the 3 of you.

Jon M, London

Just wanted to say how much I and everybody that took part enjoyed the tasting. We liked the wines and it was so interesting to have Denzel there to help talk us through them and his knowledge on wine in general was fascinating too….always appreciate what (Steve) has to say, both on wine and cheese.
A lovely evening and it was brilliant that you could get the wine to us in time to enjoy on the evening

Alison M, Cambridgeshire

I loved the wine tasting last evening.  The wines and cheese were most enjoyable

Jill C, Oxon

Thank you for a most enjoyable wine tasting, very different to past experiences!

Veronica H, Putney

lovely evening from a rioja lover. thank you

Michael B, London

Super fun, thanks so much

Family H, St Albans

Great event and we don’t have to drive

Charles C, Leicester

That was great. Thanks all

Martin P, Bedford

excellent evening – well done!

Robert P, Cumbria

Wonderful evening – many thanks!!!

Zoe C, Guildford

Thank you Denzel & Penny!

Will H, Bucks

That was brilliant, thank you Eric and Steve and Penny

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James L, Chatham

yes great fun well done for doing it look forward to the next one

Graham C, Southampton

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LS, Surrey

Next time you have an event with stuff we might be able to get out hands on – let us know!!”

Anders A, South of France

Great fun tonight Penny! Thanks.
The white wine and cheese thing was very interesting

Robin T, London

Enjoyed Marc’s knowledgeable comments and his great Gallic gestures. Another informative and fun tasting! Thanks Great Wine Online!!

Steve L, London

That was really good…The Frenchman was delightful and the food pairing guy excellent!
We loved it, very warm and sociable and expert…congratulations!

Carol T, London

Had another thoroughly enjoyable evening tasting some great wines

Wendy W, London

Another fun and interesting evening, sooooo enjoying our regular Thursday get togethers!

Alison H, Surrey

I just wanted to say what a fabulous evening we had! So very informative and the wines were delicious! Best zoom meeting I’ve had…….ever!!!

Alison F, Milton Keynes

We really enjoyed the evening and were pleasantly surprised at how good the wines were, even at their entry level. Eric and Steve were both excellent. Please pass on our thanks to Penny, who hosted the evening so expertly

Roger C, Hertfordshire

We so enjoyed this evening, huge thanks to you, Eric and Steve, you were a dream team – really enjoyed the history, the food ideas and the interaction between you all – it seemed to entertain everyone and made for such a nice evening – just great!

Felicity H, Hampton

Thank you so much for inviting us to this event!

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