TENUTA MONTENISA

“In this land of great wines, vines have always been cultivated.”

FRANCIACORTA

“Curtes francae”

“Curtes francae”: it is believed that the term “Franciacorta” derives from “Petite France” – or Little France – a name given to the region by Charlemagne.
It is more probable, however, that the name originated from “Curtes Francae”, a medieval monastic court which enjoyed special privileges.

FRANCIACORTA

A method of production

The exceptional characteristics of Franciacorta derive from a mineral-rich soil which drains water very well, thanks to the pebbles produced by glaciers many thousands of years ago and from a breezy and temperate climate. In 1967, its wines, among the first in Italy, were given a DOC status.

Franciacorta is a territory, a wine and a production method.

FRANCIACORTA

1995 – an historic year

A more precise mapping of the territory resulted, subsequently, in the acknowledgement of a DOCG – appellation controlled and guaranteed – status: the still red and white wines received the name of Terre di Franciacorta DOC while the bottle-fermented production became Franciacorta DOCG.

Accordingly, in 1995, the first and sole Italian Brut DOCG came into being, obligatorily a wine naturally re-fermented in bottle.

TENUTA MONTENISA

“In this land of great wines, vines have always been cultivated.”

FRANCIACORTA

“Curtes francae”

“Curtes francae”: it is believed that the term “Franciacorta” derives from “Petite France” – or Little France – a name given to the region by Charlemagne.
It is more probable, however, that the name originated from “Curtes Francae”, a medieval monastic court which enjoyed special privileges.

FRANCIACORTA

A method of production

The exceptional characteristics of Franciacorta derive from a mineral-rich soil which drains water very well, thanks to the pebbles produced by glaciers many thousands of years ago and from a breezy and temperate climate. In 1967, its wines, among the first in Italy, were given a DOC status.

Franciacorta is a territory, a wine and a production method.

FRANCIACORTA

1995 – an historic year

A more precise mapping of the territory resulted, subsequently, in the acknowledgement of a DOCG – appellation controlled and guaranteed – status: the still red and white wines received the name of Terre di Franciacorta DOC while the bottle-fermented production became Franciacorta DOCG.

Accordingly, in 1995, the first and sole Italian Brut DOCG came into being, obligatorily a wine naturally re-fermented in bottle.

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