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Villa Crespia | Lombardy

Villa Crespia | Lombardy

Villa Crespa is the ambitious Franciacorta project of the Muratori brothers, led by Professor Francesco Iacono. There in Lombardy, the winery has a good 60 hectares of land, which are divided among six different soil structures. From a zoning study conducted by the University of Milan in the 1990s, the otpimal planting for the production of Franciacorta sparkling wines. The grapes of all the vineyards are vinified separately and then selected only in relation to their origin. The basic wines mature - depending on their quality - in wooden barrels and stainless steel tanks, from which a Franciacorta in top form is subsequently created. A novelty is the reference to the terroir of each vineyard: This immovable cornerstone of the Villa Crespa range determines the shaping of each sparkling wine. - Gerardo

"A 'wine-crazy' entrepreneurial quartet from Brescia are the brothers Giorgio, Giulano, Diego and Bruno Muratori. Under the direction of Professor Francesco Iacono, they realized an ambitious project that includes a whole fan of quality wineries in Lombardy, Tuscany and Campania. True to the principle of 'one terroir, one wine', Iacono produces only spumante at Villa Crespia in Franciacorta. This he declines in numerous variations from different sites, which have been divided into different zones after profound research into the terrain in question." - Gambero Rosso



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Cesonato Franciacorta Satèn Brut DOCG 2020, Villa Crespia, Lombardei

Cesonato Franciacorta Satèn Brut DOCG 2020


Villa Crespia, Lombardy

The mild Satèn Franciacorta shows itself with discreet, persistent perlage. On the nose, ripe fruit, rose petals and citrus aromas. Dry and pleasant on the palate, with feminine features. Great as an aperitif or accompaniment to seafood. - Gerardo

"A fresh perfumed dress of bright fruit and citrus has put on the Satèn from the Cesonato vineyard, tasty a delicate creature but certainly not a wimp." - Gambero Rosso

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

 € 21,95 26,60 €/L
   

Novalia Franciacorta Brut DOCG 2019, Villa Crespia, Lombardei

Novalia Franciacorta Brut DOCG 2019


Villa Crespia, Lombardy

This Franciacorta was named after one of the six districts of Villa Crespia, 'Novalia' is a classic representative of its guild: bright, lively straw-yellow color and fine persistent perlage in the glass. In the fragrance discreetly of rose petals and bread crust, on the palate refreshing, straightforward and harmonious. - Gerardo

"The rest of the range is at the usual level, from the fruity, clear Saten Brut Cesonato to the coherent Brut Novalia with cookie nuances and the floral Brut Miolo, which makes lavender and aromatic herbs its program, to the nervous, structured Rosè Extra Brut Brolese." - Gambero Rosso
"The NV Franciacorta Novalia Brut displays crisp apples and apricots offset by accents of ginger and potpourri. The textures are soft, soothing the palate with ripe orchard fruits and sweet spices, as a mix of zesty acids and bubbles create a juicy expression. This finishes dry with salty minerals lingering long. It's a fully satisfying glass of Franciacorta." - Vinous (Antonio Galloni)

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

 € 19,95 € 18,90 25,20 €/L
   

Brolese Franciacorta Rosato Extra Brut DOCG 2021, Villa Crespia, Lombardei

Brolese Franciacorta Rosato Extra Brut DOCG 2021


Villa Crespia, Lombardy

Noble Franciacorta Rosato made from equal parts Pinot Nero and Chardonnay: salmon colored rosè and light red reflections in the glass. The perlage is fine and persistent, the fresh bouquet recalls citrus, freshly baked bread and aromatic herbs. On the palate, the Pinot Nero provides elegance while the Chardonnay contributes good structure. - Gerardo

"The NV Franciacorta Rosé Extra Brut Brolese mixes savory, sweet and richness with poise, as a display of white strawberries and wild herbs further evolves to show dusty roses and hints of toasty vanilla. There are depths of texture, as it gently soothes the palate with stimulating bubbles while delivering a creamy wave of ripe orchard fruits and gingery spice. This goes on and on with lasting minerality, making for a fresh and salty finish." - Vinous (Antonio Galloni)

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

 € 21,95 29,27 €/L
   

Miolo Franciacorta Brut DOCG 2020, Villa Crespia, Lombardei
Miolo Franciacorta Brut DOCG 2020

Villa Crespia, Lombardy

'Miolo' is a classic Franciacorta Brut based on selected Chardonnay grapes. Vinified according to the Blanc de Blanc method, it maintains its pleasant fruitiness and freshness. Typical bright color and restrained perlage. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas on the nose, with invigorating acidity and persistent freshness on the palate. - Gerardo

"In the second row shine the Brut Miolo and Novalia, two Blanc de Blancs." - Gambero Rosso

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

 € 21,95 29,27 €/L
   

Numerozero Franciacorta Dosage Zero DOCG 2021, Villa Crespia, Lombardei
Numerozero Franciacorta Dosage Zero DOCG 2021

Villa Crespia, Lombardy

The Franciacorta 'Numerozero' is the emblem of Villa Crespia. Since the first harvest of the winery, it is the symbol of the philosophy of the Muratori brothers and comes entirely without dosage. Characteristic is the fine and persistent perlage, as well as the rich, floral and fruity bouquet with notes of broom and lime. On the palate, very dry and of noticeable acidity - both factors which contribute to the freshness of the 'Numzero'. It is the Franciacorta to eat and accompanies any kind of food in an excellent way. - Gerardo

"Numzero is a Chardonnay spumante prepared without dosage from different sites, which brings about a sparkling clean fruit and finesse." - Gambero Rosso

   0,75-L 13 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 21,95 29,27 €/L
   

Millè Franciacorta Millesimato Brut DOCG 2014, Villa Crespia, Lombardei
Millè Franciacorta Millesimato Brut DOCG 2014

Villa Crespia, Lombardy

'Millè' is a modern Franciacorta vinified according to the blanc de blancs method: the high-quality base wine is aged longer to increase its quality, the subsequent bottle fermentation further expands the complexity. Bright, appealing straw yellow color in the glass with extremely fine and persistent perlage. Fresh and clearly structured on the palate, with subtle floral notes. - Gerardo

"Brioche, crushed herbs, pressed field flowers and orchard fruits aromas shape the nose. It's silky, savory and structured, offering ripe Golden Delicious apple, grapefruit, toasted hazelnut and a hint of coffee alongside fresh acidity and elegant perlage." - Wine Enthusiast

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

 € 22,50 30,00 €/L
   


Villa Crespia | Lombardy | gerardo.de

Villa Crespia's vineyards were first discovered and zoned in the 1990s during a mapping project at Milan University. At Villa Crespia, a certain philosophy is followed, based on a new interpretation of Franciacorta: Starting from the peculiar diversity of the soils, the winery was one of the first to set out to grow and raise the grapes for Franciacorta separately by site. The vineyards are located about 350 meters above sea level and have been planted with constant attention to soil suitability. This allows a precise integration of the vineyards into the existing terroir, in order to express the maximum quality and variability of the wines.

Franciacorta is an area that lives a dynamic and continuous harmony between tradition and modernity: the vineyards have room to breathe, between roads, cities and farms. It is an extremely differentiated geological area, marked in the main by morainic soils. This varied, landscape pattern is sometimes more and sometimes less recognizable and forms the basis for the terroir of the Franicacorta area.

In addition to Chardonnay, Pinot Nero has also been planted at Villa Crespia - both grape varieties are used to make Franciacorta in their own right or blended in stylish cuvees. The Chardonnay gives the sparkling wines the necessary backbone, while the Pinot Nero captivates with finesse. This 'little grape of Franciacorta' is far less represented, at Villa Crespia it comes into its own and is also found in the best vineyard sites. - Gerardo

"Wine enthusiasts entrepreneurs from Brescia are the Muratori brothers. Under the direction of Professor Francesco Iacono, they realized an ambitious project that includes a whole fan of quality wineries in Lombardy, Tuscany and Campania. True to the principle of 'one terroir, one wine', Iacono produces only spumante at Villa Crespia in Franciacorta. This he declines in numerous variations from different sites, which have been divided into different zones after profound research into the terrain in question." - Gambero Rosso