THE UBERTI FAMILY

Wine growers since 1793 Located in "Salem", Erbusco, Franciacorta

Heirs of a dynasty of winegrowers in Erbusco since 1793, our family started facing the modern Franciacorta wine scene around 1980, when the current owners G. Agostino Uberti and his wife Eleonora, now joined by daughters Silvia and Francesca, took over  the leadership of the company.

At that time, Franciacorta was not yet become the wine area now celebrated as one of the best classic method sparkling wine-producing areas and in those days our little production company had approximately 9 hectares of vineyard. Currently, our vineyard area, following the acquisitions of well exposed new lands, has reached 25 hectares.

Meanwhile, the cellars have been expanded and restructured, obtaining different rooms for each type of processing: crushing, fermentation, conservation, aging, sparkling wine process. There are still expansion works of the winery going on, in order to create additional space for an even longer aging.

Today our production is about 180,000 bottles, divided into Franciacorta and Curtefranca doc wines.

Our company has as main objective the production of quality wines respecting the tradition, land and environment.

We believe that you should start from the land and the cultivation of vineyards to get a certain product.

Our vineyards are located in beautiful and well exposed places, with draining and rocky lands; we do not use herbicides or chemical fertilizers, the inter-row work is done by machine and by hand, we make a three-year fertilization with natural fertilizer (manure). We have converted all the vineyards to organic growing to respect people, environment and territory at best.

 From the vineyard to the cellar: here as well we apply the traditional thecniques, bringing the use of products to the minimum.

The vinification takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, barrels, and starting from some years ago we have also included the use of conical oak barrels of 32 Hl each.

Our products Francesco I, Magnificentia, Comarì del Salem and Sublimis differ from one another because each product is made with grapes coming from distinct plots and a variable permanence on the lees from 30 to 72 months.

The Quinque, instead, the last born in the family of Franciacorta, represents the characteristics and peculiarities of various plots and five harvests.

After the remouage operation, still done on the classical racks, we proceed to disgorgement. From this point there is a further aging period of 6 - 12 months before release.

So from the harvest passes a period ranging from 42 to 144 months; there has to be no hurry!

We believe that every day there is something to learn from people around us, the goal is never reached. We do our best.