Fenced by the green hill on which the famous pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli settled as his personal refuge, Ronco Calino is an oasis in Franciacorta. A place where the sounds and colours of Nature hold sway, where time seems to slow, and where painstaking attention and the ability to wait are the essential conditions that create Franciacortas with authentic personalities, vibrant and luminous as the special place where they take shape.
Ronco Calino practices organic farming, valuing the natural balance of the ecosystem. The organic vineyards are extended over an area of 13 hectares and the owner grows a vast array of grape varities: high-class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and unique native Erbamat, along with fruity Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. After the harvest, the manually picked bunches are immediately chilled to keep the aromas intact, then gently pressed and stored in steel tanks and wooden barrels. Paolo Radici produces 70,000 bottles of award-winning sparkling wines under the Franciacorta DOCG status and 2,000 bottles of delicious red and white wines.
Surrounded by the charming vineyards, the wine-cellars are located on the borderline of the mesmerizing villages of Adro, Erbusco, and Cazzago San Martino. The cellars are equipped with modern technology, such as chillers, pressers, small tanks and wooden barrels to assist all the wine production stages. Paolo Radici ages his wines on the lees for 12 months more than what is required by the rigorous Production Code to enhance their taste and fragrance.
In 2019 Ronco Calino established a brand new wine tasting room, overlooking the lush landscapes and furnished with giant chandeliers and hanging sofas to welcome the wine lovers.
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Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Erbamat, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot