The Franciacorta winemaking model is constantly evolving. It is slow, incremental change, respectful of agricultural rhythms, always with an eye on progress.
Study and research has meant that Franciacorta has been able to experiment with and adopt cutting-edge strategies grafted onto its pre-existing technical know-how resulting in more rapid evolution in the winemaking landscape and farming techniques.
Franciacorta, Franciacorta Satèn and Franciacorta Rosé can be given greater personality, complexity and finesse with longer periods of ageing. This is the case of Franciacorta Millesimato and Franciacorta Riserva. Types of Franciacorta Dosing The various types of Franciacorta contain different quantities of liqueur d’expédition added after disgorging and thus have different and pronounced personalities:
Curtefranca Curtefranca Bianco Blend: Chardonnay grapes (minimum 50%), Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc up to a maximum of 50%. Tasting notes: Straw yellow colour with greenish highlights and a particularly delicate flavour. Dry, crisp and velvety in the mouth. Curtefranca DOC Bianco with vineyard mention Grape varieties: Chardonnay grapes (minimum 50%), Pinot Noir and Pinot ... Read more
The regulations allow producers considerable room for manoeuvre in their approach to this wine and wines thus vary greatly, ranging from young, easy drinking wines to full-bodied wines with big personalities. Four types can be made – white, red, nouveau and dried grape wines – as well as wines called after individual varieties: Sebino Chardonnay, ... Read more
Change takes years and is cyclical, but farming cycles are very long term and, as we know, measurable in decades and frequently slowed down by a culture jealous of traditions and thus conservative. Having shed all this rapidly, Franciacorta has, over time, benefited from the best technical know-how with the result that even the vineyard ... Read more
The Franciacorta area is located below Lake Iseo, between the River Oglio and the city of Brescia and north of Mt Orfano. It is an area in which the conformation of the moraine amphitheatre is still clearly visible. It is formed during the ice ages (in the secondary and tertiary geological eras) as the result ... Read more
is the Franciacorta method which guarantees the quality of every single bottle, even today.
Strict, thoroughgoing regulations to obtain absolutely top quality wines: using solely noble grape varieties picked by hand, natural second fermentation in the bottle and then slow ageing on the lees for no fewer than 18 months, 30 months for single vintage wines and a grand total of 60 months for Riservas....
In around 1910 the Brescia Anti-Phylloxera Consortium made its first geological and viticultural study of the Franciacorta, defining the area a ‘Sebino Morenic Amphitheatre’. Very interesting information emerged from this work regarding the composition of the land then farmed to vines, and the identification of its sub-zones. The importance of this data is tangible when ... Read more