Franciacorta wine region

The Franciacorta wine region of Lombardy, famed for its sparkling white wine

A Franciacorta vineyard. (Photo courtesy of the Consorzio Franciacorta)

The Franciacorta wine region is famous for both light red and beefy whites (think: Chardonnay), but mostly for Franciacorta DOCG, a Brut ranked among the top sparkling whites in Itay.

The wine region—and wine road—begins at the southern end of Lake Iseo at Sarnico and winds its way through vine-draped hillsides to the south and east, through the unofficial vino captial of Erbusco, toward the city of Brescia in the plains.

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