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This Italian sparkling wine is a fantastic alternative to Champagne. Grown in the hills above Lake Iseo in Lombardy, these grapes enjoy highly mineral glacial soils and a cool climate conditions. Fresh and bright with hints of anise and warm spices.
Contadi Castaldi's aims are to elevate the winemaking of the Franciacorta territory, to manage viticulture and winemaking with great respect for the natural rhythms of the vine and wine and finally to carefully distribute both nationally and internationally through the support of prestigious commercial partners.
Contadi Castaldi is the only winery to have vineyards covering all the Franciacorta region, it manages 130 hectars, selected to amplify the potential of the various soil type that characterise this land.
Franciacorta is a sparkling wine from Lombardy with DOCG status produced from grapes grown within the boundaries of the territory of Franciacorta, on the hills of a series of townships to the south of Lake Iseo in the Province of Brescia. It was awarded DOC status in 1967, the designation then also including red and white still wines. Since 1995 the DOCG classification has applied exclusively to the sparkling wines of the area.