The Contadi Castaldi winery was founded in 1987, when Vittorio Moretti converted the brick-kiln of Biasca di Adro, an historic building erected in 1880, into a winery to produce some of the finest wines in Franciacorta. The building, with its long arched underground passages, separated by thick walls, maintains the optimal temperature and humidity level for producing fine Italian sparkling wine.
The company produces wine made from prized grapes gathered from over 100 hectares of vineyards, located in areas that once corresponded to the counties (contadi) of Franciacorta, which were controlled by the local lord, the steward (castaldo). It has multi-year agreements with forty or so local vine-growers, who are supervised by a team of technical experts, from the planting of the vine to the hand harvesting of the grapes. The main advantage of this is being able to make best use of the micro climates, giving base wines different features that provide the cuvées with more complexity. These are superb wines that offer remarkable value in the world of sparkling Franciacorta.
Tasted by our staff, this delightful, charming sparkler has peach, pear and white flower aromas and flavors with elegant bubbles and a silky mouthfeel.