Francesco, Gabriella, Marcello, Roberto and Pia Donata, own the Fratelli Berlucchi Winery. They strive to improve vines and wines every year, with solemn respect for the history and traditions perpetuated by their father Antonio in the modern era, and by centuries of generations before him.
The winery is in the heart of Franciacorta, surrounded by the morainic hills of the prealpine lanscape. Wine is produced using only those grapes which come from 70 Hectares of owned vineyards which are DOCG( “Denomination Origin Controlled and Guaranteed” ) and DOC, (“Denomination Origin Controlled”).
The vineyards carry ancient and beloved names related to our family’s houses and monuments still present and from a bygone era: “Fontanella” ,”Palazzina”, “Tre Camini”, “Casa delle Colonne”). They are nurtured, planted and replanted with the most contemporary techniques and with great ecological concern,
The land of morainic earth finds its origin in the tumultuous erosion of surrounding glaciers which in times long past disintegrated and gave birth to the nearby the lake of Iseo. The soil, because of its geological, calcareous and dry structure, and relatively mild climate (rain fall of about 900 mm./year), is particularly suited to grow excellent grapes which where indigenous to the areas Etruscan and Roman populations.
Franciacorta is an ancient land in the very modern province of Brescia: its borders are the lake of Iseo on the south side, the road to the Valle Camonica and the river Oglio which flows its water into Iseo lake. Gentle hills, antique patrician residences and medieval castles, graciously dot the whole landscape.