WINERY AND VINEYARDS
The more contemporary history of this winery develops around Capriolo, an evocative medieval borough where, in the 1970s, Giancarlo Lantieri was one of the first – with oenologist Cesare Ferrari – to make his first steps in the production of sparkling wines, now recognised and acclaimed as Franciacorta D.O.C.G. The Lantieri company nowadays produces about 160,000 bottles a year, of which 120,000 are Franciacorta D.O.C.G. and the rest are Curtefranca, cultivated in vineyards covering 20 hectares, all tended directly by the company and situated in the districts of Capriolo and Adro, in the lush green area known as Colzano, protected by the hills surrounding the Winery. The clayey silicic nature and lime content of the soil make this land particularly suitable for wine growing and Chardonnay in particular.
Centuries-old traditions, combined with today’s modern wine-making processes, have contributed to a complete series of Franciacorta DOCG and DOC wines acclaimed for their fineness and strength, elegance and taste. LANTIERI DOCG wines rest on yeasts for a period that varies from 24 months for the fresh and pleasant Brut and Extra Brut, to 30 for the delicate and widely versatile Satèn, and the Rosè fermented with Pinot Nero grapes which give it the unmistakeable pink colouring. 42 months, instead, are required for the Millesimato Arcadia, the top of production, distinguished by its structure and complexity, its fullness and intense spicy notes. In 2001, an existing barn was modernised and turned into what is now the Corte Lantieri agritourism structure. Agriturismo Corte Lantieri.