FIELDS, MORRIS & VERDIN IS A SPECIALIST WINE IMPORTER AND DISTRIBUTOR SERVING THE UK’s RESTAURANT AND RETAIL TRADES.

Italy

Lombardy

Lombardy, Italy

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  • Owner Biondelli family

Our Wines

  • NV Franciacorta Brut, Bornato di Cazzago San Marco, Lombardia
  • NV Franciacorta Satèn, Bornato di Cazzago San Marco, Lombardia
  • 2011 Franciacorta Millesimato 'Premiere Dame', Bornato di Cazzago San Marco, Lombardia

Biondelli

Background

The Biondelli family estate of 10ha  is located in Bornato, an ancient town nestled at the heart of Franciacorta , in the Italian region of Lombardy, on young, nutrient poor morainic soils that are ideal for naturally controlling the yields of his grapes.

The estate, known as “Breda” (a term deriving from the Latin “proedium” or from the Lombard “braida” and which indicates an estate consisting of different pieces of land distributed around a central farmhouse), was acquired during the aftermath of the second world war by Giuseppe Biondelli, Italian Ambassador to be and Italian Consul General in Innsbruck at that time.

The ancient farmhouse has been completely restored and further developed, with the construction of an underground wine cellar. They work with Chardonnay to make the Franciacorta Brut and Satèn for the spumante, while the black grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Nebbiolo and Barbera are for the still Curtefranca Rosso.

Today Carlottavio, son of Giuseppe Biondelli, along with his wife Mariella and his sons Francesco and Joska, runs the wine business with passion and devotion. In particular Joska, fresh some gap years in London, has returned to work alongside his father. The first vintage to be bottled was in 2009.