our land, our history
An incredible wealth of minerals
Franciacorta is a hilly area in the province of Brescia in Lombardy, close to Lake Iseo. Thanks to a special geological history, the Franciacorta area enjoys an incredible wealth of minerals that form the fundamental basis for quality agriculture.
Corte Aura is located in Adro, a town in the southwestern part of the province of Brescia, situated at the foot of Monte Alto at an altitude of 271 meters above sea level and about six kilometers from Lake Iseo. Monte Alto protects the vineyards from wind and fog and favors a temperate climate ideal for growing vines. The presence of three bunches of grapes within the municipal coat of arms is just one evidence of how the vocation of this small town and its territory to viticulture has ancient roots, dating back as far as the 1500s.
Corte Aura can count on vineyards scattered across several communes in Franciacorta, only in particularly suitable areas. Each of our parcels is evaluated individually with careful “diagonal testing,” in which grapes are tasted in different areas, from the peripheral to the central, to make differentiated, judicious and timely harvests.