The Vineyards

Approximately 120,0000 bottles (of which 90% Franciacorta sparkling and 10% Curtefranca).

TOTAL HECTARES WITH VINES

20 ha of which 4 at altitude, with clay and limestone loam, around the old monastery and 16 in the commune of Gussago, characterized by loose moraine soils with a good gravel component.

6 are for Cabernet and Merlot grapes for red “Pomaro” Curtefranca. The remaining 14 hectares are for Chardonnay and Pinot Nero to produce sparkling wine basis (95%) and white “Malandrino” Curtefranca (5%).

20 ha of which 4 at altitude, with clay and limestone loam, around the old monastery and 16 in the commune of Gussago

TRAINING

Partly cordon-trained and spur-pruned and partly Guyot-trained.

VINE DENSITY

6000/7000 vines/ha.

VINE PRODUCTION

from 1 Kg to 2 Kg per plant.

HARVEST

Harvesting is exclusively by hand, according to the regulations for the production of Franciacorta. To obtains wines of quality, the grapes, after harvesting, are placed in small crates of 18 Kg, so that the bunches remain whole and in perfect condition when crushed.

QUANTITIES PRODUCED IN NORMAL CONDITIONS

Approximately 120,000/140,000 bottles (of which 90% sparkling by the classic method and 10% still wine).

TYPES OF WINES PRODUCED

Franciacorta Brut DOCG, Franciacorta Brut Satèn DOCG, Franciacorta Brut Rosé DOCG, Franciacorta Brut Millesimato DOCG (available in 2011), Red Pomaro Curtefranca DOC, White Malandrino Curtefranca DOC (DOC = Registered Designation of Origin, DOCG = controlled and guaranteed place name).

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