Wine Enthusiast announces the exceptional individuals and companies across 16 categories nominated for its prestigious 2018 Wine Star Awards.

Each year, Wine Enthusiast honors the individuals and companies that made outstanding achievements over the past year in the wine and alcoholic beverage world.

The winners will be announced in Wine Enthusiast’s special “Best of Year” issue, and they will be honored at a black-tie gala on Monday, January 28, 2019, in Miami at Nobu Eden Roc.

Franciacorta was nominee for the category “Wine Region of The Year” 2018

Franciacorta has often been compared to Champagne. The two regions use bottle-fermentation methods and the same primary grape varieties, but the similarities end there. Franciacortas have their own identity, elegantly reflecting their unique terroir. The region has made a huge effort to convert to organic farming, and nearly 70% of the denomination’s 117 wineries are already certified organic or in the conversion process, making it the denomination with the highest percentage of organic producers in Italy.

Wine Enthusiast has recently tasted our  Franciacorta La Montina wines, here comments and score: