In the heart of Franciacorta, in Camignone, lies the historic villa with its 16th-century wine cellars and surrounding properties that offers eloquent testimony to the venerable winemaking patrimony that the Barboglio family inherited in 1836.
Franciacorta is a magnificent region of gentle morainic hills south of Lago d’Iseo, in the province of Brescia. The name “Franzacurta” appears for the first time in 13th-century documents and probably referred to exemption from commercial taxes (Franche Curtes),
a privilege enjoyed by the local villages under the protection of their clergy. Franciacorta was among the first areas, in 1967, to move towards DOC denomination, and from 1995 on it is the first DOCG for sparkling wine. Mosnel, a dialect word of Celtic origin, means a rock pile. It is the name as well of the venerable residence, its adjacent properties, and 16th-century wine cellars, that witness to the centuries-old winemaking traditions inherited by the Barboglio family in 1836. From 1968, under the expert guidance of Emanuela Barboglio (deceased in 2007), the estate has dedicated itself to viticulture and winemaking. The 40 hectares of estate vineyards is cultivated in strict accord with the principles of organic viticulture, following EU 834/2007 and 889/2008 regulations and monitored by Valoritalia, with the objective of obtaining the absolutely highest- quality raw materials: the grapes.
The grapes are picked into shallow boxes and sent immediately to the cellar, to be carefully graded then lightly pressed. The must is then cool-fermented in small oak casks or in stainless steel. After careful tastings in the spring, the different wines, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir, are blended in varying proportions to make up the various types of Franciacorta and will then re-ferment in the bottle. The wines produced go to the Italian and foreign markets to be served by the best restaurants, enotecas, hotels, and wine bars. “We enjoy the proud privilege of devoting ourselves, with intense devotion, to the art of wine, one of the most satisfying professions one could conceive. Acutely aware of this, we work with our hands, our hearts and souls, with our experience and the slow passage of time: all of these essential ingredients of our wines, wines that summon up the impressions and the emotions of this land of ours so exceptional and so intriguing.” Such is the philosophy that animates Giulio and Lucia Barzanò, Emanuela Barboglio’s children, in their management of the winery, ably assisted by a highly professional, trained staff. “Parosé” Franciacorta Rosé Pas Dosé DOCG – Mosnel