Who knows what a wine produced from this land tasted like over a thousand years ago. It was certainly already very popular, as evidenced by some ancient papers dating back to the 8th century AD, when the best wine of the Benedictine community was produced in the powerful convent of Santa Giulia da Brescia.
There are written documents that attest to a winemaking tradition that has continued uninterrupted to the present day. Few places in Europe have such a rich collection of records showing wine accompanying man across the centuries.
Even our beloved “bubbles” have ancient origins. It is known without a doubt that fine sparkling white wines were being produced for a demanding clientele as early as the thirteenth century. It is therefore no coincidence that in 1961 Guido Berlucchi and Franco Ziliani developed the first bottle of Franciacorta Metodo Classico right here.