Darrell Corti on Franciacorta’s beauty and topography

The latest installment in our continuing series of posts featuring “Darrell Corti on Franciacorta.” The Franciacorta area is quite pretty. Seen from Monte Alto, it appears to be a mosaic of different agricultures with blotches of modern life showing up in the form of industrial complexes with their rather graceless forms of concrete and asphalt. … Read more

Darrell Corti on Franciacorta geography

The latest installment in our continuing series of posts featuring “Darrell Corti on Franciacorta.” Above: The Lago d’Iseo, Lake Iseo. The area is not large. It is well circumscribed since the geological features of the area are physical boundaries which have distinguishing features. All good viticultural areas have the characteristics in common. To the north … Read more

Pinot Noir harvest has begun in Franciacorta

Barone Pizzini manager Silvano Brescianini (vice president of the Franciacorta consortium) sent these photos today. The panorama shot is a great example of Franciacorta’s unique topography: note the morainic hills (glacial debris) that violently shoot up from the landscape. And note also the cloud cover, created in part by the maritime influence of Lake Iseo: … Read more