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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, which 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, according to the strict guidelines of modern viticulture and the Franciacorta Consortium, of which Ricci Curbastro has been a member since its inception. - Gerardo [TS12/22]

"Riccardo Ricci Curbastro is a powerhouse on two legs. The agronomist and oenologist is president of the Consorzio del Franciacorta, heads the FederDoc for the protection of indications of origin, and chairs the EFOW, which brings together the European wine consortia. Others would be threatened with burnout if they were so Ämterwut. Not so Riccardo." - Gambero Rosso

"Italian winemaker Riccardo Ricci Curbastro is one of the pioneers of the Franciacorta sparkling wine region in Lombardy; his spumantes are among the most famous in Italy." - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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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 [TS12/16]

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

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

 € 23,95 31,93 €/L
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´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 [TS12/06]

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

Includes a gift box (color may vary).

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

 € 79,00 52,67 €/L
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Ricci Curbastro | Lombardy | Buy at Gerardo

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 oenologists 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, a slow second fermentation in the bottle begins in the spring of the year following the harvest, with the tirage (addition of tirage liqueur). 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 diversity, 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 [TS12/22]

"Riccardo Ricci Curbastro knows the history of Franciacorta very well. His family is one of the original members of the appellation, 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 had a planting freeze, which 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 evolution." - MERUM