The Consortium was founded on 5 March 1990 in Corte Franca to guarantee and monitor compliance with the rules for producing Franciacorta wine. The name of the geographic region where its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc vines are grown is used to identify this wine, which is produced exclusively by the method of secondary fermentation in the bottle. In one word, Franciacorta describes an area, a production method and a wine.
Having moved to its present site at Erbusco in 1993, the Consorzio Franciacorta has about 200 members including wine growers, wine producers, bottlers and others involved in the production chain for the designations Franciacorta DOCG, Curtefranca DOC and Sebino IGT. Its distinctive logo with a castellated letter F distinguishes its wines and refers back to the ancient mediaeval towers that characterise 19 municipalities in the heart of Lombardy, by the shores of Lake Iseo.
On occasion of Fuorisalone, Franciacorta meets the creativity of Studiopepe in the unprecedented project Club Unseen. Synonym of high quality, excellence and “prestigious” Made in Italy ambassador, Franciacorta is the Italy’s first wine made exclusively with the classic method of secondary fermentation in the bottle to win the DOCG.
via G. Verdi 53,
25030 Erbusco (BS)