The name of our village derives from the place-name Casa minore (ca’ mignon), thus indicating clearly its medieval origin as a monastic settlement of lesser importance, dependent on the nearby Cluniac abbey of Rodengo Saiano.
The attractive gentleness of the landscape here and its fine weather began, in the 15th century, to attract noble Brescia families, who constructed cellars surmounted by villas for summertime stays, and with surrounding farms of modest dimensions. Winegrowing persisted here, through plague, wars, and other vicissitudes, until the end of the 19th century, when Europe’s vines were devastated by the phylloxera, unwittingly imported from America. Viticulture flowered once more following the end of the Second World War. The soils and weather that characterise the area that surrounds us can be categorised into three of the six landscape groups that make up Franciacorta, and thus they characterise our vineyards.