Borgo Mosnel: winery and organic wines in Franciacorta
Borgo Mosnel is in Camignone di Passirano in Contrada Barboglio (from the name of the family that inherited the property in 1836).
Taking from the west the district (from the vineyards) on the sides you can see typical examples of Lombard farmhouses of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. for decades used as cellars with steel tanks, wooden barrels and piles of refinement bottles of Franciacorta Mosnel. Here is also thefarmhouse and the corporate reception space.
On the left side, proceeding along the district, there are three palaces of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; two of these have retained their original lines while the main villa, residence of the Barboglio family, now Barzanò, underwent several transformations over the centuries assuming the current appearance following the radical restorations in the neoclassical period. Just the façade of this last villa is represented in the logo of theMosnel company.
Looking into the details, you can see two seventeenth-century turrets once used as a porter's lodge and stable linked together by a high wall where in the center, from the gate of number 6, with the pillars surmounted by two full-height putti in Botticino marble, you enter the courtyard with a square plan. On the right and left (on the east and west sides) two barchesse with 5 arches (4 of which are closed and with windows) with access from the open central arch and to close in the background (to the north) the neoclassical villa characterized by the portico with 5 main arches plus a smaller one on the left, supported by Botticino marble pillars. In correspondence with these arches, on the first floor, the windows and in the center a large window with elegant columns always in the same stone. The third floor (actually attic) resumes with lowered windows above the windows on the first floor. The east side of the villa overlooks a high density Pinot Nero vineyard which dominates that side of the park.
The main part is characterized by 5 windows both on the ground floor, the first and the attic, surmounted in the center by an elegant dovecote tower.
The interior of the villa is a Venetian plant. An important entrance closes on the bottom with the dining room completely decorated with a fantasy landscape (the first of 800) that overlooks the garden from a large arched window door and on the northern extension, a small two-storey slat (a time for the service staff), elegantly characterized by windows and ogival doors and crenellations in the gothic neo-gothic style. On the sides living room, sitting area and access to the neoclassical staircase that leads to the first floor where a decorated hall overlooks the entrance plus the part of the porch underneath and faces the large window on the access courtyard. From this you access 4 bedrooms as well as to another side of the house and to the service staircase. The villa is still inhabited and furnished and can not be visited.
North of the Palaces is the romantic park of about two hectares designed in the early 1800s around a majestic Cedar of Lebanon about 40 meters high, which dates back to the era prior to Romantic architecture.
The garden is enlivened by long gravel paths among bicentennial plants; strolling you can admire many varieties of ancient plants: Taxes (Taxus Baccata) and Cedri Deodara and Lebanon, Atlantica Glauca, Beech, Carpini and Horse-chestnut, and single specimens of Libocedro, Linden, Magnolia Stellata and Magnolia Grandiflora. In addition, various shrub species scent and color the garden in every season: Roses, Peonies, Dahlias, Olea Fragrans, Calicantus, Hydrangeas, Lauri, Lecci, Chestnut and Spirae.
In this pleasant path among the green there is a sixteenth-century fountain, a tufa glacier and a belvedere overlooking the internal vineyard, characterized by Pinot Noir vines.
The vineyards of Mosnel they are almost all gathered around the company, so much so that a large part of it can be embraced from the window of the loggia. It is about 40 hectares of vineyards conducted all according to the organic viticulture. The altitude is around 250 meters above sea level, practically a soft carpet that rests on the main morainic amphitheater.
The choice to raise their vineyards according to organic viticulture is the result of a sensitivity to 360 °, a vision that led Mosnel to consistently perform many other coordinated actions.
The history of Borgo Mosnel
Following the battle of Maclodio of 1427, known as Carmagnola, the territory of Brescia passes definitively under the Serenissima Republic of Venice. At that time the patrician families began to build cellars surmounted by summer villas and surrounded by limited extensions cultivated with vines.
This is the case of the Borgo Mosnel, located in the village of Camignone (formerly Ca 'Minor as a monastic settlement of minor importance dependent on the important Benedictine abbey complex in Rodengo). From an initial fifteenth-century palace that sees the body stairs that cuts a fourteenth-century fresco of San Girolamo passes to a more important and extensive palace of the seventeenth century that in the neo-classical era has undergone a considerable restructuring.
The property of the complex passes in the 1836 by Giovanni Battista Cacciamatta to his adoptive daughter Rosina Rosa Cacciamatta, wife of Pietro Paolo Barboglio.
These are families related to the Italian Risorgimento: Rosina's brother was Gabriele Rosa, patriot, writer and follower of Giovine Italia, celebrated as a hero of the Resistance for being imprisoned in 1833 in the fortress of Spielberg.
Giuseppe, son of Rosina Rosa Cacciamatta and Pietro Paolo Barboglio, in the 1860 took part in the expedition of Garibaldi's Mille. Emanuele, brother of Giuseppe, will marry the Abruzzese Giovanna Marozzi, also from the Risorgimento patriotic family.
Their son, Pietro Barboglio, an engineer, married Mariuccia Diatto, daughter of the automotive industry of the Turin-based factory of the same name.
The last Barboglio heir was Emanuela, mother of the current owners Barzanò.
The services of Borgo Mosnel
Tastings of Franciacorta wines
Come and find out how i are born Franciacorta Mosnel experiencing the experience of one of our tours and tasting tours
- Tours of the cellars, the village and the park with tasting of our wines
- Franciacorta Docg accompanied by local meats and cheeses
- Bike tours and walking in the vineyards with the possibility to book picnic baskets
- Meetings and conferences with Coffee Break service and lunch or dinner
- Lunches or dinners for groups of at least 20 people
- Theme tasting evenings
- On request we organize seminars, tasting courses and cooking classes
Enotourism and visits to the cellar
It is possible, upon reservation, visit the winery, the village and the park of the villa with its centuries-old plants; and then to taste the wines of Mosnel in accompaniment a local specialties. Bicycles and picnic backpacks are available for free excursions or guided tours along the two recommended routes: the Rose Path (4 km) and the Tasso route (7 km) that branch through the 40 hectares of our vineyards in organic farming.