Nicola Gatta's winery is located in Gussago in the easternmost part of Franciacorta. It cultivates its 5.5 hectares following the principles of biodynamics, without using herbicides and synthetic chemicals. For Nicola, quality passes through respect for the land and, his philosophy is to give space to everything that is "useful and valid", the ability of man in the triangle of the terroir is knowing how to give the right place to each parcel, to each squeezing, each fermentation, each container. Its sparkling wines come from the classic grapes of the area, Chardonnay and Pinot Nero, grown at about 400 meters above sea level on limestone hills. In the cellar only spontaneous fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts naturally present on the skins. It does not use any type of clarifier or stabilizer, while the sulfur present in wines is not added but of natural origin, that is, the one produced during the fermentation phase. For him, the moment of creating the cuvées is magic and, every year, it is a new and unrepeatable emotion. Every year in the cellar he imagines his wines: if it were an automatic action, a mathematical formula, it would not thrill me at all.