Franciacorta is located in Northern Italy, in the heart of Lombardy and encompasses the territory of 19 municipalities all included in the province of Brescia. This hilly area is touched to the west by the shores of Lake Iseo, which mitigate its climate, and by the river Oglio, its emissary, while to the north-east it is surrounded by the Rhaetian Prealps.
It is a purely moraine area of very ancient origin. It was created by the same glacier that dug Lake Iseo and which, about 10,000 years ago, retreating left this territory from which Franciacorta was born. The morainic origin has given these soils extraordinary characteristics both chemical, for the richness in minerals, and physical for the particularity of the soil. Here the vine has found an extraordinary suitable area so much that today Franciacorta is synonymous with both a wine and a production method.
The three vineyards of PIETRALUCE, located in different areas of Franciacorta, have different and complementary characteristics: