The “Dossello” winery is situated in an ancient fief surrounded by walls of the XIII century; Owned by the Conti Terzi family for about two centuries and passed to the Festa family in 2013. The vineyards are located at the foot of the mountain Orfano, in a pleasant hilly area in the municipalities of Rovato and Erbusco, in the heart of Franciacorta. Within the farm hunting is prohibited; therefore visitors have the opportunity to observe typical bird species. The processing follows the rules of “conservative agriculture”, a type of farming that respects the needs of the soil and its structure.
In 1763, the notary Martin Peroni wrote, describing the situation of the municipality of Rovato on parchment N ° X: “In Rovato, in the region of Brescia, …. the land is very fertile and abounds in grain, hay and various kinds of fruit; in the north side (right where the soils of our farms are located) it has several hills with vineyards that produce wines of particular and exquisite quality”. Today the vineyards have a total area of 11 hectares and are completely kept with a sod seeding system in order to respect at best the microclimate.
The current white varieties are Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay for obtaining the DOC Cortefranca white wine and Franciacorta DOG, while the existing red grape varieties are Barbera, Cabernet, Nebbiolo, Merlot for obtaining the Cortefranca DOC red wines. These productions, certified by physicochemical and organoleptic analysis of the chamber of commerce IAA Brescia, are sold on the domestic and international markets.
Specific technical consulting for the vineyard and the cellar always ensure high quality standards for our products. On reservation the winery organizes tasting sessions.