The Mille1Vigna project
Our “green journey” first took shape in 2006, with the Mille1Vigna (Thousand and One Vineyards) project, an initiative designed and carried out together with SATA agronomy consultants and with the Department of Crop Sciences of the University of Milan.
Mille1Vigna is the natural continuation of the zonation project begun in 1992 by the Consorzio per la Tutela del Franciacorta, which involved Berlucchi’s estate vineyards, amounting to 85 hectares, as well as those of its trusted independent grapegrowers, whose holdings range from a total of 420 to 500 hectares. The objective was to identify the soil profiles and qualities in individual vineyard parcel, overall some 1,000, in order to compile a detailed “ID card” for each
The grapes from each parcel were vinified separately, and the resulting wines were then tasted, in order to identify their individual characteristics.
Mille1Vigna has made it possible to eliminate vineyards not up to our quality standards, and to thus focus our energies on better-quality parcels.