Ferghettina

Ferghettina

Lombardia

Franciacorta

Ferghettina is very much a family affair, with Roberto Gatti and his wife, Andreina, being joined in the business by their children, Laura and Matteo, both winemakers. The vineyards, a mix of owned and long-term leased sites, are spread across six of Franciacorta’s communes, and over 140 hectares, giving the family ample material to build detail and complexity into their wines. The long-term leases mean that the family not only control the viticulture on the sites, but have also been able to replant many of them in an optimal way.

With 20 years of local winemaking already under his belt, in 1990 Roberto devoted his weekends to helping an elderly family friend manage her small winery after the death of her husband. ...READ MORE

Ferghettina

Lombardia

Franciacorta

Ferghettina is very much a family affair, with Roberto Gatti and his wife, Andreina, being joined in the business by their children, Laura and Matteo, both winemakers. The vineyards, a mix of owned and long-term leased sites, are spread across six of Franciacorta’s communes, and over 140 hectares, giving the family ample material to build detail and complexity into their wines. The long-term leases mean that the family not only control the viticulture on the sites, but have also been able to replant many of them in an optimal way.

With 20 years of local winemaking already under his belt, in 1990 Roberto devoted his weekends to helping an elderly family friend manage her small winery after the death of her husband. Content that not only would the winery be well run, but also that the quality of wine would be significantly elevated, she offered to sell it to Roberto in 1991. In 1992 the first Ferghettina wine was produced, and since then, even with increased production, the estate has retained a hands-on family approach and feel.

Ferghettina produce the famous Metodo Classico wines of the region – arguably the closest international analogues to Champagne – in differing styles as well as the classic still wines of their zone. Chardonnay is the mainstay of the production, with Pinot Noir taking a back seat and, the sometimes overused, Pinot Bianco, only being used in the still DOC wine, Curtefranca Bianco.

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