Corteaura Franciacorta was established in 2009 by Federico Fossati. Growing up in the Veneto, Federico’s dream was to produce a top quality wine in a territory with a natural vocation for grape growing. After meticulous research through the wine producing areas of Italy, he settled in the municipality of Adro, in the south-western province of Brescia, at the foot of Mount Alto. The presence of three bunches of grapes on the Adro municipal coat of arms is a testament to how viticulture there is rooted in tradition, going back to the 16th century.
The vineyards are at an altitude of 271 metres above sea level and close to Lake Iseo. They are protected from wind and fog and enjoy a temperate ideal for grape-growing. Each plot is assessed individually, from the outermost sections of the vineyard to its center, in order to carefully plan differentiated and timely harvest.
The first production was made possible thanks to a fortuitous meeting with Pierangelo Bonomi, and to his extensive winemaking experience in the Franciacorta area. Today Corteaura produces 100,000 bottles and cultivates 6 hectares of vineyards, the majority of which they own. They also purchase grapes across the Franciacorta region, and thrive for their wines to offer complex aromas.