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Lo Sparviere

A land of abbeys and priories in the province of Brescia, Franciacorta boasts winemaking traditions that trace back to ancient Roman times. Lying to the south of the Lago d’Iseo and bounded on the west by the Oglio river, Franciacorta is a visual feast of undulating morainic hills that gently slope towards the plain to the south; thanks to its unique position, it enjoys a particularly mild, beneficent climate. With its ancient villages and splendid scenery, Franciacorta is a treasure-trove of magnificent mansions, centuries-old villas, castles, churches, and monasteries. And it is precisely one of these venerable rural residences, in the area of Monticelli Brusati, that is home to Azienda Lo Sparviere, the wine estate owned by the Gussalli Beretta family. The property covers 60 hectares, of which 25 are planted to Chardonnay and Pinot noir.

The cellar building itself dates back to the16th century, and owes its name to the hawk that appears on the coat-of-arms gracing the fireplace in the main hall, which was recently restored to its pristine beauty in the estate villa. The wines are made and matured in the old cellar; beneath its centuries-old vaulted ceiling, lie the various styles of Franciacorta DOCG--Brut, Extra Brut, Dosaggio Zero, Satèn, and Rosé, their bouquet and mousse becoming ever richer, over a minimum of 24 months.

The meticulous quality-selection of the grapes, sourced exclusively from the estate vineyards, as well as a crop-per-vine purposely kept at very low levels are the key to the sensory qualities and the fine-tuned balance that are the hallmarks of Lo Sparviere wines. Centuries of talent and experience, of cutting-edge viticultural and winemaking practices: these are the authentic, deep-rooted origins of the wines produced by Lo Sparviere.

Castello di Radda

The Azienda Agricola Castello di Radda is located on the hills eastern hills facing the town of Radda in Chianti, and under the Castello di Volpaia borough. The vineyards are exposed from the south-west to the south-east with clay and limestone soils of a medium texture, with a good skeleton percentage, particularly suited for the cultivation of Sangiovese and Canaiolo.

Castello di Radda was acquired by the Beretta family in 2003 with the goal of increasing their interest in the wine sector, where they are already active with the historical family company, Lo Sparviere which produces the precious Franciacorta sparkling wines. The project is realized with the recovery, in qualitative terms, of the 45 hectares of vineyards and the construction of a large cellar built according to the plans of the architect Spartaco Mori.

The deep respect for the land and its people suggested the construction of a building carved into the rock, completely underground with a low impact on the environment and energy. The stone facades, the stylish contemporary Italian style tasting room, the exquisite gardens, the Florentine gazebo in a dominant position and the large portico receive visitors in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Orlandi Contucci Ponno

Situated on the foothills of the valley of the river Vomano, about 2 kilometers from the Adriatic Sea and less than 20 from the chain of the Gran Sasso Mountains (m.2920), Orlandi Contucci Ponno enjoys a privileged climate benefiting from the thermoregulatory action of the sea, as from the breezes coming from the mountains that temper the heat of the summer nights, thus ensuring a regular and continuous cycle of vegetation essential to the development of the organoleptic qualities of the grapes.

The soil in the vineyards is of the alluvial gravel type, with a specific calcareous mixture has encouraged the planting of vines such as Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Cabernet, directly imported from France after noting that the analysis carried out this' mixture was completely analogous to that of one of the most appreciated in the Bordeaux area.

It is in this context that we have tried to re-evaluate some of the clones originating from the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo grape variety, already existing in the area at the end of the eighteenth century - selecting them according to their characteristics in respect of the soil and the microclimate. Produced and vinified as required by its specification, this wine can compete favorably with the more balanced Italian wines.

Products

Bianco Il Dossello

Agricole Gussalli Beretta (750ml)

Dry white

$25.00 each

Brut Cuvee no.7

Agricole Gussalli Beretta (750ml)

Sparkling white

$39.50 each

Brut Millesimato

Agricole Gussalli Beretta (750ml)

Sparkling white

$48.00 each

Chianti Classico

Agricole Gussalli Beretta (750ml)

Red wine

$35.00 each

La Regia Specula

Agricole Gussalli Beretta (750ml)

Red wine

$30.00 each

Rosso Il Cacciatore

Agricole Gussalli Beretta (750ml)

Red Wine

$30.00 each

Rubiolo

Agricole Gussalli Beretta (750ml)

Red wine

$25.00 each