Bellavista is a wine producer located in Lombardy, where it makes some top Franciacorta wines. It was founded by Vittorio Moretti in the early 1970s and today produces a full range of vintage and non-vintage sparkling wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Those original vineyards, of extraordinary quality, are located on the Bellavista Hill, so named for its splendid position, which looks out over lake Iseo and the entire Po Valley, all the way to the foothills of the Alps. Looking to the future, Vittorio Moretti devoted special attention to the acquisition of new vineyards, which now comprise a total of 198 hectares in the “Franciacorta” wine production area.
Varieties planted include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Bianco, with vines averaging more than 20 years old. Bellavista’s vineyards have a wide range of different soil types and are divided into 147 small parcels based on geographical differences and grape variety. These plots remain separate throughout the harvest and vinification process – the subsequent base wines are blended to achieve Bellavista’s house style.
Bellavista produces all of its sparkling wines by the traditional method. To produce its non-vintage cuvées, the estate blends current vintage wines with a selection from at least 20 different reserve wines. One of the estate’s top cuvées, Alma Gran Cuvée, is blended from at least 75 variations of current vintage and reserve wines. Around 35 percent of the wine is fermented and aged in old white oak barrels. The total production process lasts at least 40 months.