Castello Bonomi is located at the wooded slopes of Monte Orfano, in the commune of Coccaglio, with 24 hectares of terraced vineyards. Unique chateau of Franciacorta, it stands out since the end of the 1800's among the terraced vineyards with its elegant liberty style designed by architect Antonio Tagliaferri.
The wines produced here, thanks to the composition of the soil and to the particular microclimate, have unique organoleptic characteristics for richness and structure, standing out in the selections of the best Italian restaurants and wineries.
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The name Franciacorta has its roots in the Middle Ages, when these lands were entrusted to small communities of Benedictine monks, exempted from taxes in order to be reclaimed and cultivated.
Land of abbeys and priories, this morainic area delimited by Mount Orfano, Mount Alto and the hills of Lake Iseo, has its first great development in wine production in the second half of the 1800's, when historian Gabriele Rosa defined it as a land of "excellent black and white wines".
On the slopes of Mount Orfano, jewel in a wonderful casket, majestically rises Castello Bonomi, the only Chateau of Franciacorta.
Castello Bonomi estate takes its name from the original liberty building designed at the end of the nineteenth century by architect Antonio Tagliaferri.
In the terraces of Castello Bonomi, where each vine stock gives only few bunches of very good quality, are cultivated Chardonnay, which gives very pleasing fruity and mineral notes, and Pinot Noir, with its complex aromas, which gives the wine structure, character and elegance.
The estate has a surface of 24 hectares (24 acres) and the vineyards are located in the natural amphitheatre of Mount Orfano, which gives the vines an optimal microclimate where they grow on a friable soil rich in minerals.
The annual production of the estate is about 150,000 bottles of which 100,000 of Franciacorta CruPerdu, Satèn, Rosé, Millesimato, Cuvée Lucrezia and Lucrezia Etichetta Nera, Cuvée del Laureato; the rest is divided among the Curtefranca wines: Solicano, Conte Foscari and Cordelio.
Harvesting is done by hand, rigorous selection and patient aging takes place under the ancient vaults of the cellars. The recovery of the cellars together with the realization of new underground spaces has provided Castello Bonomi with cellars having a total extension of more than 1500 square meters.