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Ricci Curbastro | Lombardy

Ricci Curbastro | Lombardy

The Ricci Curbastro family has a centuries-old agricultural tradition, reflected in the wineries of Rontana di Brisighella (Ravenna) and Capriolo in Franciacorta (Brescia), the latter of which was already producing bottled wines in the nineteenth century, as evidenced by labels dating back to 1885 that are still preserved today. In the same year that the Franciacorta DOC was created, 1967, Gualberto Ricci Curbastro began to transform the farm into a modern vineyard and wine production company. Of the 32 hectares of the winery, 27 are planted with vines, in accordance with the strict guidelines of modern viticulture and the Franciacorta Consortium, of which Ricci Curbastro has been a member since its inception.

The wine cellar, where fermentation and the slow aging of Franciacorta DOCG wines take place, is located underground in a centuries-old complex; above it is Villa Evelina. The experienced Önologists Andrea Rudelli, Annalisa Massetti and Riccardo Ricci Curbastro are responsible for the winemaking. The wide experience of the team allows to produce wines for increasingly demanding customers and connoisseurs around the world. The Ricci Curbastro winery produces several Franciacorta DOCG types: A Brut without vintage, the Extra Brut as well as the Saten Brut (both with vintage). In addition, a wide range of still wines: Terre di Franciacorta Rosso and Bianco, as well as barrel-aged versions of them in outstanding years.

After an initial fermentation in steel tanks or wooden barrels, a slow second fermentation in the bottle begins in the spring of the year following the harvest, with the tirage (addition of the filling dosage). This process is carried out strictly according to the traditional methods practiced in Franciacorta and supervised by the Consorzio, of which Ricci Curbastro is also a member. After 30 months of aging on the lees, the lees are removed and the bottle is topped up with the shipping dosage. The wine is then aged on the bottle for a few more months. Due to the complex production process, the vintage of Franciacorta is to be interpreted somewhat differently than that of white wine, for example. To enjoy Franciacorta in all its variety, it should be served at about 10 degrees Celsius, in a wide and high glass (the Franciacorta goblet), so that the complexity of the aromas can be perceived. - Gerardo

"Riccardo Ricci Curbastro knows the history of Franciacorta very well. His family is part of the appellation's bedrock, his father Gualberto was instrumental in the founding of the DOC in 1967, Riccardo himself was consortium president when the growing area received DOCG certification in 1995: 'Since 2011, Franciacorta has been subject to a planting freeze that allows us to keep the market in balance. This is an important tool that the consortiums have, because it protects against overproduction and price erosion. An appellation is, at the end of the day, a single, large producer of a product, and as such, it has to see that it keeps an eye on the evolution." - MERUM October/November 2015

"Riccardo Ricci Curbastro is a winemaker and Önologist at heart. When he took over the family winery in the mid-eighties, he immediately set about the careful restoration of the cellar and vineyards. Within a short time he already counted among the best of the DOC, a status that he knows how to maintain to this day. Ricci Curbastro, who lives in the chic family villa in Capriolo, now owns almost 30 hectares of vineyards in prime locations and supplies a complete range of Franciacorta and still wines." - Gambero Rosso



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Franciacorta Brut DOCG, Ricci Curbastro, Lombardei

Franciacorta Brut DOCG


Ricci Curbastro, Lombardy

Pale straw yellow color with greenish reflections, very fine, persistent and almost creamy perlage. On the nose, subtle hints of bread crumb, notes of dried fruit, hazelnut, dried fig and cloves. Harmonious, fresh and invigorating on the palate. - Gerardo

"With its elegant citrus scent, solid, full-bodied flavor and excellent spiciness, the Brut without vintage is a prime example of DOC." - Gambero Rosso

'Light yellow; compote yeasty fruit notes, makes curious; fine foam, fruity, sweetness, butter, celery, pleasant" - Andreas March (MERUM)

   0,75-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 19,95 26,60 €/L
   

Franciacorta Brut MAGNUM DOCG (1er Geschenkbox), Ricci Curbastro, Lombardei

Franciacorta Brut MAGNUM DOCG (1er Geschenkbox)


Ricci Curbastro, Lombardy

Pale straw yellow color with greenish reflections, very fine, persistent and almost creamy perlage. On the nose, subtle hints of bread crumb, notes of dried fruit, hazelnut, dried fig and cloves. Harmonious, fresh and invigorating on the palate. - Gerardo

"With its elegant citrus scent, solid, full-bodied flavor and excellent spiciness, the Brut without vintage is a prime example of DOC." - Gambero Rosso

'Light yellow; compote yeasty fruit notes, makes curious; fine foam, fruity, sweetness, butter, celery, pleasant" - Andreas March (MERUM)


· Note: This product includes a gift box.

   1,50-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 49,95 33,30 €/L
   

Franciacorta Brut Rosè DOCG, Ricci Curbastro, Lombardei

Franciacorta Brut Rosè DOCG


Ricci Curbastro, Lombardy

Light pink color as well as tight perlage in the glass. Aroma of currant, strawberry and pomegranate. Refreshing, balanced and fruity on the palate. - Gerardo

"A bright light red adorns the Rose with its elegant bouquet of wild berries and mountain herbs, as well as a characterful taste of imposing structure." - Gambero Rosso

   0,75-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 23,95 31,93 €/L
   

Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG 2015, Ricci Curbastro, Lombardei
Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG 2015

Ricci Curbastro, Lombardy

Pale straw yellow color with tightly woven perlage. The bouquet is reminiscent of peach, pineapple and vanilla beans mixed with subtle notes of barrel butter. Pleasant mouthfeel on the palate, balanced and creamy with a delicate minerality. - Gerardo

"Franciacorta Extra Brut earned its ticket to our finale with its rich, complex stature, which begins with its fruity, citrus and mineral bouquet, followed by lovely yeasty tones. Its well-articulated, lush palate is not afraid of a tart demeanor, especially since it has plenty of flesh to offer as well." - Gambero Rosso

   0,75-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 23,95 31,93 €/L
   

Franciacorta Satèn Brut DOCG 2015, Ricci Curbastro, Lombardei
Franciacorta Satèn Brut DOCG 2015

Ricci Curbastro, Lombardy

Light straw yellow as well as very fine, almost creamy perlage. Pleasant aromas of cedar, pineapple and fresh bread crust characterize the bouquet. The taste is refreshing and harmonious, of decent sweet fruity notes and subtle spiciness. Very delicate and smooth Franciacorta. - Gerardo

"The consistency, a soft fruit and a nice freshness leads the Satèn to the field without vintage." - Gambero Rosso

   0,75-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 23,95 31,93 €/L
   

Gualberto Franciacorta Dossagio Zero DOCG 2011, Ricci Curbastro, Lombardei
Gualberto Franciacorta Dossagio Zero DOCG 2011

Ricci Curbastro, Lombardy

Pale straw yellow with bright reflections and fine-mesh perlage. The wide-ranging aroma extends from bergamot to citrus to gooseberry. Isolated impressions of toasted hazelnuts, roasted coffee and bread crust. On the palate of aristocratic structure, fresh and with noticeable mineral notes, persistent finish. - Gerardo

"On its complex aroma and elegant minerality invokes the Franciacorta Dossagio Zero Gualberto" - Gambero Rosso

'Aromas of toasted bread crust, mature stone fruit and a whiff of honeyed nut form the nose. The aromas carry on to the vibrant palate along with mature golden apple and white peach before closing on a bitter-almond note. A refined perlage accompanies the rich flavors." - Wine Enthusiast

   0,75-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 37,50 50,00 €/L
   

Gualberto Franciacorta Dossagio Zero MAGNUM DOCG 2005 (1er Geschenkbox), Ricci Curbastro, Lombardei
Gualberto Franciacorta Dossagio Zero MAGNUM DOCG 2005 (1er Geschenkbox)

Ricci Curbastro, Lombardy

Pale straw yellow with bright reflections and fine-mesh perlage. The wide-ranging aroma extends from bergamot to citrus to gooseberry. Isolated impressions of toasted hazelnuts, roasted coffee and bread crust. On the palate of aristocratic structure, fresh and with noticeable mineral notes, persistent finish. - Gerardo

"On its complex aroma and elegant minerality invokes the Franciacorta Dossagio Zero Gualberto" - Gambero Rosso


· Note: This product includes a gift box.

   1,50-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 79,00 46,00 €/L
   


Ricci Curbastro | Lombardy | gerardo.de

The cellar, where the fermentation and slow aging of Franciacorta DOCG wines takes place, is located underground in a centuries-old complex; above it is Villa Evelina. The experienced Önologists Andrea Rudelli, Annalisa Massetti and Riccardo Ricci Curbastro are responsible for the winemaking. The wide experience of the team allows to produce wines for increasingly demanding customers and connoisseurs around the world.

After a first fermentation in steel tanks or in wooden barrels begins in the spring of the year following the harvest, with the tirage (addition of the filling dosage) a slow second fermentation in the bottle. This process is carried out strictly according to the traditional methods practiced in Franciacorta and supervised by the Consorzio, of which Ricci Curbastro is also a member. After 30 months of aging on the lees, the lees are removed and the bottle is topped up with the shipping dosage. The wine is then aged on the bottle for a few more months. Due to the complex production process, the vintage of Franciacorta is to be interpreted somewhat differently than that of white wine, for example. To enjoy Franciacorta in all its variety, it should be served at about 10 degrees Celsius, in a wide and high glass (the Franciacorta goblet), so that the complexity of the aromas can be perceived. - Gerardo

"Riccardo Ricci Curbastro knows the history of Franciacorta very well. His family is part of the appellation's bedrock, his father Gualberto was instrumental in the founding of the DOC in 1967, Riccardo himself was consortium president when the growing area received DOCG certification in 1995: 'Since 2011, Franciacorta has been subject to a planting freeze that allows us to keep the market in balance. This is an important tool that the consortiums have, because it protects against overproduction and price erosion. An appellation is, at the end of the day, a single, large producer of a product, and as such it must see that it keeps an eye on the trend." - MERUM