The Cavalleri family has owned land in the centre of the Franciacorta area, in Erbusco since 1450, as evidenced by a deed preserved in the family archive. In the same archive is stored a deed of purchase of the vineyard Rampaneto in 1842.
In five centuries, they have learned every detail of every single plot of land: for generations they have faced day by day the unpredictability of climate and natural events. Today like yesterday with a single goal: to produce wines able to faithfully convey the essence of Franciacorta’s hills.
Even as far as 2000 years ago, famous authors such as pliny, virgil and columella, celebrated the wines from the land known today as Franciacorta, mild slopes were the cultivation of grapevines has ancient origins. A morainic terrain made of sand and pebbles and an ideal microclimate: temperate in the winter and windy in the summer. Perfect conditions to produce wine.
In 1990 Giovanni Cavalleri with other enlightened producers of Franciacorta, founded the Consorzio Volontario di Franciacorta, in which he had also played the role of president. In all these years the family, Maria and Giulia, daughters of Giovanni, joined the company and lately also grandchildren Francesco and Diletta, with the cooperation of the sales manager Aldo Pagnoini and the winemaker Giampaolo Turra, developed with care and commitment the house style. It’s a style that’s ripe, pure, natural but also dry, incorporating relatively low levels of pressed juice, low levels of liqueur/sweet dosage, and low sulphur. They also partially ferment in large barrels of slavonian oak, as opposed to the more common use of barriques. The results are excellent.