The winery was built in the Fratta area of Monticelli Brusati, and was already held in high regard in the mid-1800s. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Sir Luigi Rossetti, a wealthy merchant from the local area, turned a farmhouse (presumably dating back to the 16th century) into his elegant mansion, as well as the headquarters of his wine trade, for which he built beautiful wine cellars carved out by digging into the rocky hill behind the Villa.
In the late '70s, another man "of wine" burst into the "life" of the Villa: Franco Ziliani – the patron of the Guido Berlucchi company – visited the winery, and despite finding it in dismal conditions, was astonished by its charm and uniqueness of the cellars. 1979 saw the establishment of the new Antica Fratta project, aimed at restoring the winery to its former glory. Today Antica Fratta "relaunches" with new and greater ambitions, with the firm intention of symbolising the "essence" of Franciacorta.
Elegance, exclusivity, and pleasure: all of the decisions taken for Antica Fratta project are inspired by these key themes. Beginning with its wines, of course, but much more than this. Detail is what make a difference, and the winery’s approach to detail puts it in a separate league of its own. Almost-obsessive attention is given to packaging and image, which is intentionally unusual in the world of wine. A production that is just as painstakingly monitored as it is limited, entrusted to carefully-selected partners: all to reflect the concept of exclusivity. The winery places a man and his professionalism to the centre of the universe, believing in an intimate bond and close collaboration between those who produce and those who sell Antica Fratta, ensuring that this project remains a cohesive and shared initiative.
For more information about Antica Fratta please visit the winery website www.anticafratta.com/en/