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Tradition and innovation

Continuous research and evolution, with the aim of combining tradition and innovation.

Led by Francesco Patrignani and Daniele Cristiano, Première was founded in 2021, with the desire to express quality linked to elegance.


An ancient tradition that requires study and passion to be understood and appreciated.

The project was born, after years of study, in the heart of the Marche region with the aim of selecting the best Italian lands of maximum quality evocation of Franciacorta DOCG, Prosecco DOC and the French land of Chamapagne, united by love and passion for sparkling wines, in all its nuances.

A story of tradition and innovation


Chardonnay, a highly prized white grape variety, has been cultivated in Franciacorta for several decades and currently occupies over 2,000 hectares of vineyard land, which corresponds to approximately 80% of the total surface area. The Chardonnay plant is characterised by medium vigour, with light green leaves and a characteristic greenish-yellow bunch, moderately compact and with berries that have a strong, thick skin. The wine obtained from this grape variety has excellent consistency, an intense, fragrant and complex aroma, with varietal hints of fruit and flowers, good structure and pleasant freshness. Chardonnay is used above all in the production of the base wines of Franciacorta DOCG.


Pinot Nero

Pinot Noir is the second most widely planted grape variety in Franciacorta and occupies around 15% of the total area. This vine, whose birthplace is Burgundy, has a behavioural variability that sometimes leads it to interact unpredictably with the environment in which it is planted, but it can give great results both when vinified in red and in sparkling wine.
The Pinot Noir plant is fairly robust and rustic, with normally lobed and/or five-lobed leaves, dark green in colour, and a very tightly packed, small pine cone-shaped bunch. Pinot Noir is used above all in the Millesimati and Riserve wines of Franciacorta DOCG, to which it offers structure and longevity; it is also an indispensable component of the Franciacorta Rosé cuvées, in which it must represent at least 35%.


Our method

Forms of cultivation are the historical evidence of the evolution of the vineyard and of the cultivation technique that takes place in an area, and in Franciacorta for several years different forms of cultivation have coexisted, depending on the age of the planting, evidence of a process of viticultural rebirth that for thirty years, between the 70s and 90s, has led this area to rapid and significant changes from a qualitative and landscape point of view.
Today, there is no longer any question that the "quality of the grapes" factor requires a limited production per vine, in the order of 1.5-2 kg. The current regulations impose the espalier training system, with guyot or spurred cordon pruning, and a minimum density of 4,500 plants per hectare. The consortium regulations, as always, are more restrictive, indicating a minimum investment of 5,000 plants per hectare.


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