More information on Franciacorta

Located south of Lake Iseo, Franciacorta is one of the most important winemaking areas for sparkling wine in Italy. Here you will be able to enjoy wine tastings surrounded by medieval castles, sixteenth-century palaces and suggestive villages and visit the numerous wineries that produce Franciacorta.

During your time in Franciacorta, you will visit wineries that make what many consider the best Italian sparkling wine. During your wine tastings you will be able to savor the different types of Franciacorta DOCG, all produced following the Classic Method, which in the area is also called Metodo Franciacorta. Franciacorta's appellation include; Franciacorta DOCG, Franciacorta DOCG Satèn, Franciacorta DOCG rosè, Franciacorta DOCG millesimato and Franciacorta DOCG riserva.

Which food to taste in Franciacorta?

Between a wine tasting and a winery visit, make sure to try the local cuisine of the area. Typical dishes around Franciacorta include lake fish, such as baked tinca and fried alborelle, fresh pasta like casoncelli, as well as many artisanal cheeses and cured meats.

Which wines to taste in Franciacorta?

While visiting Franciacorta’s wineries, you will come across three main grape varieties used to produce Franciacorta; Chardonnay, Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianco. Your wine tastings in Franciacorta will include different blends of these vines, combined to obtain a wine with character, usually characterized by bright and shiny color, good structure, freshness, and a characteristic bitter note in the finish.

Which is the best season to visit Franciacorta?

Wine tastings and visits to Franciacorta’s wineries can be organized throughout the year. Each summer, the Franciacorta Festival takes place, where wine lovers can discover the wonders that Franciacorta has to offer.

What things to do in Franciacorta?

While in Franciacorta, don’t limit yourself to visiting its wineries. Popular activities include horseback riding in the vineyards, taking the ferry to explore Lake Iseo and Monte Isola or visiting the Monastery of San Pietro in Lamosa.