And yet the wines taste completely different. This is due on the one hand to the soils - while chalk predominates in Champagne, Franciacorta lies between Lago d'Iseo and Brescia at the extreme edge of the Po Valley on the terminal moraine of an ice-age glacier - but above all to the completely different climate. In Franciacorta, the climate is still continental, but with clear Mediterranean influences. A Franciacorta therefore usually tastes much warmer and softer than a good champagne. The fruitiness is also more pronounced here, while the yeast aromas are rarely as pronounced as in the French model.