Franciacorta is a type of Italian sparkling wine hailing from the territory of the same name. The Franciacorta territory is a section of the Province of Brescia in the Region of Lombardy. The wine is produced with the traditional method and was awarded D.O.C. and then D.O.C.G. status.
The 200km2 region is young, the first Franciacorta being produced in 1961, but is now home to over 100 wineries. Permitted grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianco. A Franciacorta Rose must contain at least 15% Pinot Nero and a Franciacorta Satèn must be a Blanc de Blancs (only Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco).