Pianora is a small Franciacorta winery specialized in the vinification of local red wines and aromatized wines (vermouth and aperitifs) made by infusing a selection of native plants of the area in organic wine. Founded in 1986, is located on Monte Orfano, a hill of tectonic origin that marks the southern border of Franciacorta, characterized by the presence of the only steeply sloping terraced vineyards of this wine area. The winery takes its name from a location on Monte Orfano, a hill of tectonic origin that marks the southern border of Franciacorta, characterized by the presence of the only terraced vineyards with steep slopes of this wine area.
The vineyard is made up of 2 hectares in all, of which 1.5 are vineyards and the remaining dedicated orchard and grove to promote biodiversity. The ancient terraces are located at 280 meters above sea level; they are very steep (slope approx. 50%), and with an excellent southern exposure.
The soil on which the vines grow is of tectonic origin with morainic surface remodeling: it is composed of pebbles of different sizes, conglomerate, quartz sand, red clay and marly limestone. In the vineyard there are some of the largest and most fascinating outcrops of conglomerate shoals in the area.
Photos and translations by Pianora Azienda Agricola
- Guided tours: booking in advance
- Wine shop