The area

Franciacorta is in the heart of Lombardy, a stone's throw away from Milan and overlooking Lake Iseo in an area measuring around 200 square kilometres and comprising 19 towns in Brescia province. Its gentle hills, delimited to the west by the River Oglio and to the north-west by the Rhaetian Alps, owe their origin to ancient glaciers which carved out the future Franciacorta amphitheatre as they melted over 10,000 years ago.

This moraine origin gave the area's soil its extraordinary mineral richness which, together with its great variety of soils, is what generates a top quality wine area and makes itself felt to the full in the aromas and flavours of each single Franciacorta.