Franciacorta is located in the heart of Lombardy, a stone's throw from Milan, overlooking the shores of Lake Iseo, in an area of about 200 square kilometers that includes 19 municipalities in the Province of Brescia. Its gentle hills, bordered to the west by the Oglio river and to the north-east by the last offshoots of the Rhaetian Alps, owe their ancient origins to the glaciers which, retreating over 10,000 years ago, created the amphitheater within which Franciacorta came to life. . The morainic origin gives the soils of this area an extraordinary mineral richness, which combined with the heterogeneity that makes up the soils, constitutes the distinctive element of a quality viticulture, fully appreciable in the sensory characteristics of each Franciacorta.
Franciacorta, like Franciacorta wines and its sparkling wines i, certainly deserves a tour for its splendid valleys between vineyards and olive groves, but once you arrive in this splendid corner, enthusiasts and connoisseurs will find much more to savor than just the famous Franciacorta bubbles.