Author: Barbara Palladino
Translation by Michelle Nebiolo
Tenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample morainic amphitheater. This is where, in 1982, Gian Carlo, Vittorio and Alberto Bozza decided to purchase from the Dorothean nuns in Contrada Baiana 12 hectares of forest, vineyards, a farmhouse and the convent itself. Since then, the company has incorporated other properties – reaching a current total of 72 hectares, divided between seven municipalities in Franciacorta.
Today, Tenute La Montina’s cellar has the capacity to stock 3,000,000 bottles and extends over 7,450 square meters under ground – favoring the perfect temperature conditions (13-16 °C) to age wine and achieve a unique final product.
Franciacorta’s journey begins in the vineyard and ends, approximately three years later, in the bottle. It is a nectar that speaks of the story, landscapes and traditions of its territory. Tenute La Montina includes not only a winemaking company but also a wine shop, the 17th-century Villa Baiana, a conference center and the first Museum of Contemporary Art in Franciacorta, which holds exhibitions dedicated to Italian and international artist whose works can be admired in majestic halls between barrels and bottles. Amongst its recent initiatives, the Beatles Memorabilia Show was entirely focused on the iconic British band’s collectable items.
For the summer, Tenute La Montina’s program includes night-time guided tours of the cellars with tastings, as well as a completely new hospitality format they have named Cindarella: events dedicated to good food and traditional flavors, with a range of different happenings from Thursday to Sunday. Thus, between brunch, lunch, drinks and dinner, they invite everyone to learn more about the secrets of Franciacorta and share their love for the good life.
Tenute La Montina
Via Baiana, 17
Monticelli Brusati (BS)
Photos: press office