Here the first so-called biting wine was born, as early as the thirteenth century, four hundred years before that in Champagne. Land of abbeys and priories, this moraine area bounded by Monte Orfano, Monte Alto and the hills of Lake Iseo, knows its first major development in wine production in the second half of the 800, when the historian Gabriele Rosa could define it land of "excellent black and white wines".
In the terraces of Castello Bonomi, where each stock gives only a few clusters of the highest quality, the Chardonnay is cultivated, which gives pleasant fruity and mineral notes and Pinot Nero, with its complex aromas, which gives the wine structure, character and elegance.
Only the love for the vineyards and the perfect fusion between the different vines that make up the same Franciacorta can make a very special wine.
The Torbiere del Sebino Nature Reserve, declared "wetland of international importance" according to the Convention of Ramsar, Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Area (SPA) within the Natura 2000 network, is considered an area priority for biodiversity in the Lombard Po Valley.
Monte Isola is the largest lake island in Europe. Finding ourselves is equivalent to taking a step back in time, as cars do not circulate, except those of the parish priest, the doctor and the mayor. Transit is allowed only for public services, for motor scooters and for bicycles, which can also be used to ferry or rent on site.
The island is connected to the shores of the lake by an efficient service of scheduled boats: the most convenient and close point to reach it is Sulzano.