Dry Extract Interview: Maurizio Zanella of Ca' del Bosco in Franciacorta

Maurizio Zanella of Ca' del Bosco in Franciacorta.

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Maurizio Zanella of Ca' del Bosco in Franciacorta

Maurizio Zanella of Ca' del Bosco in Franciacorta.

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Maurizio Zanella is the charismatic and convivial founder and chairman of Ca' del Bosco, one of the star producers of Franciacorta. He also is the former chairman of the Franciacorta Consorzio and has done much to establish this sparkling wine as one of Italy's finest traditional method sparkling wines.

The best advice I ever got

Don't compromise.

My life motto

Live like Picasso.

I am currently reading

Linkiesta.it – an online newspaper.

My most played music track

Imagine by John Lennon.

If I didn’t do my current job I would be

An architect.

Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have 

To dream less.

My favourite kind of exercise

E-biking.

I relax while

I never relax, I just sleep, I never sit on a chair just reading but it is a dream of mine.

I collect

Wine. I love Burgundy.

My essential newspaper/magazine

Linkiesta.it the independent online newspaper.

My desert-island wine

Château Haut-Brion 1961

I have learnt a lot from

Luigi Veronelli, an anarchic writer and philosopher.

My last meal and sip will be

The crispy crusts that form on the sides of a copper pan when you cook polenta, I would eat them with cream and drink Moscato d'Asti.

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