Il Franciacorta del Monte Orfano

The Franciacorta of Monte Orfano

October 28, 2018

We have already talked about Franciacorta and how much this Italian wine-growing area is suited for the production of classic method sparkling wines.

Eligere's selection of Franciacorta Docg comes entirely from the Monte Orfano area, a hilly area with well-defined pedoclimatic characteristics, south of the Franciacorta region.

The landscape is well identified by the sloping vineyards lying on terraces supported by dry stone walls, the more or less undisciplined wood alternates with vine plants arranged in rows in espalier and old pergolas.

The composition of the soil is of a sedimentary and mineral nature, there is no lack of clays of different nature and colors. The altitude, which can exceed 400 m asl, and the southern exposure of the vineyards play in favor of the maturity of the grapes that are harvested starting in August.

The cultivated varieties are, for the most part, the aforementioned Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero; perfect classic method sparkling bases enhanced by the minerality of the soil.

The biodiversity of Monte Orfano is able to amaze, you will seem to have reached a new place, almost alien to the one where you were just a moment before.

To characterize and make its landscape even more unique is the imposing convent of the 1400s of the friars of the Order of the Servants of Mary with a century-old history behind it.

Sissi Baratella