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THE WINERY

Fratelli Berlucchi is one of the oldest and best preserved cellars in Franciacorta. Restored in the Seventies, its authentic vaults from the 1300s brought to light frescoes from various periods, the oldest dating back to the 1500s. In the original part you can see depictions of agricultural work, flowers and ribbons of a wedding feast, as well as coats of arms.

Bringing a fresco back to light means taking a journey through time in the story of its creator.

MARCELLO BERLUCCHI

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THE VINEYARDS, OUR TERRITORY

Fratelli Berlucchi's vineyards all lie between Borgonato and Cortefranca, in the province of Brescia. The names are the same as those given by the family in the 1800's - 'Fontanella', 'La Palazzina', 'Tre Camini', 'Casa delle Colonne'. 70 hectares treated according to the very latest wine-growing techniques, in environmentally-friendly farming according to a proposal by the European Community for the respect of the environment, with flowering rose bushes at the end of the rows.


Franciacorta is a territory with a very sweet name, but whose land is arid and gravelly, a morainic soil that offers us varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot, essential ingredients for the creation of Franciacorta, that are the envy of many other territories in the world. The land took hold on the hills of detritus left in the most ancient geological eras by the great glacier that carved out the Valle Camonica to form the present Lake Iseo. Its geological structure, of dry calcareous soil, and the temperate climate make it especially suitable for vine cultivation, which, in fact, has been practiced there since ancient times by the Etruscans, the Cenomani and the Romans.