Family Muratori has always been deeply rooted in the Franciacorta territory and Villa Crespia concretizes this passion and bond to our land of origin.
The choice of the name
The name of the Estate refers to the term “crespia”, a wine that was produced in Franciacorta in the late Middle Ages and can be considered one of the first sparkling wine experiments. It was the result of an accurate dosage of must, fresh bunches and few water which, re-fermented together with the previous vintage wine, allowed to have a fresh and young sparkling wine.
the Interpretation of Villa Crespia
Since its birth, Villa Crespia has always been focused on the exclusive production of Franciacorta, with grapes from the vineyards owned by the Muratori family.
In Franciacorta, the morainic hills are connected by fluvial-glacial tongues and more or less clayey colluvial sediments that draw different landscapes identified and described for the first time with the zoning study carried out in the 90s. Villa Crespia has made of this peculiar conformation of its territory a new interpretation of Franciacorta.
We chose the lands where to plant the vineyards in order to represent all of its pedoclimatic variability, coming to plant the vines up to 350 m s.l.m. with exposure also to the north, towards Lake Iseo. Each vineyard, planted with specific grapes and clones, respects the vocation of the pedo-landscape. During the harvest, therefore, we bring grapes with personality and variability in the cellar.
We chose the lands where to plant the vineyards in order to represent all of its pedoclimatic variability, coming to plant the vines up to 350 m s.l.m. with exposure also to the north, towards Lake Iseo. Each vineyard, planted with specific grapes and clones, respects the vocation of the pedo-landscape. During the harvest, therefore, we bring grapes with personality and diversity in the cellar. Villa Crespia owns vineyards in each of the six vocational units of Franciacorta and each of its wines aims to be a witness and representation of a single vineyard landscape.
The six Franciacorta by Villa Crespia express the six different functional units where the area of Franciacorta was zoned. The six Franciacorta of Villa Crespia aims telling the six different functional units in which the territory was zoned. The zoning study dates back to the early 1990s and it is described in detail on the website of the Consortium Franciacorta.
Villa Crespia owns vineyards in each of the six vocational units of Franciacorta and each of its wines aims to be a witness and representation of a single vineyard landscape.
Every wine is witness of
a single vineyard landscape
The vineyards of Brolese are called Averoldi and San Faustino, and lie on siltloam soil with fine deposits. The climate is continental with fairly harsh winters and warm summers.
The vineyards of Novalia are called Bettolino, Martore, Santo Stefano, Casina, Torbiere. They lie on soils of glacial and fluvial origin. Clay loam soils, with frequent presence of gravely sediments. The climate is continental.
The vineyard of Miolo is called San Lorenzo, and it lies on a soil of alluvial origin. It is charac-terized by deep, moderately clayey soil with good water retention. The climate is continental.
The vineyards of NumeroZero are called Caneva, Corte, Crespia, Gazzolo, Pozzolo, Rampa-neto, Valla, Valli, Pozzolo; and they lie on deep, hilly, morenic soils. The climate is mediterranean.
The vineyard of Cisiolo is called Fornaci. It lies on a clayey soil, poor in sediments, rich in iron and slightly acidic; these characteristics, together with a notable fertility and the presence of a cool climate, make the terrain particularly adapted to the cultivation of Pinot noir.
The vineyards of Cesonato are called Novali, Favento, Ai Prati, Pole, Ciochet. They lie on the high hills of morenic origin. The soil is characterized by the presence of numerous cobblestone of fluvial origin. Summer weather windy.
We chose where to plant our vineyards in Franciacorta so that they could represent all its pedoclimatic variability. We planted vineyards up to 350 m s.l.m with exposure also to the north, towards Lake Iseo. Each vineyard respects the vocational nature of the pedo-landscape with grapes and clones able to make these differences emerge and to allow vines to bring variability and personality to the winery.
Villa Crespia is a winery that uses all the latest technology and goes down till 12 meters deep to find the ideal setting where to produce Franciacorta of high quality and rigor.
Vertically, at the 0 level, the reception of grapes, at 3 meters of depth the pressing area, at 6 meters the one of skin maceration and at 12 meters the vinification and fining one.
Horizontally 2 meters deep, the cellar is divided into different areas:
- decanting with tanks from 500 to 5000 liters
- vinification and fining with tanks from 5000 to 20,000 liters
- tartaric stabilization with tanks of 40,000 liters
- assembly with a 100,000 liter thank that allows the assembly of the wines in a single phase
- bottling, disgorgement and packaging
- fermentation and refining in the bottle.
In this way, the technological process can be performed in a rational way and it conforms itself to the philosophy of a low impact and non-invasive enology, where the physical action of time and temperature is privileged respect to that of chemical products. At Villa Crespia the grapes are vinified and the wines are assembled according to their origin. We work by gravity, without the intervention of mechanical organs in full respect of the raw material.
Since its inception, Villa Crespia has distinguished itself by the choice of making “zero dosage” wines, when it was still a kind of taste not so widespread and known, but still mostly consumed by experts and enthusiasts. From the beginning, Villa Crespia produces two Zero Dosage Franciacorta: NumeroZero that is 100% Chardonnay and Cisiolo a 100% Pinot nero Franciacorta. Our Zero Dosage Franciacorta are born in the vineyard and do not require “expedition liqueur” to reach their maximum expression. With Zero Dosage we aims to tell the landscape in its extreme transparency that is why after the degorgement we fill the bottle with the same wine.SPECIFICATIONS NUMEROZERO
of Pinot nero
The Fornaci Vineyard is located precisely in Località Fornaci, in the municipality of Adro. It extends over 7 hectares of Pinot Nero (French clones selected in Champagne and Bourgogne) and was planted during year 2000. The reference vocation unit is that of the terraced colluvial steps, very rare in Franciacorta, as they are heavy, tenacious, ferretted soils, with sub-acid pH. This vineyard is enclosed in a very narrow valley that opens gently towards the Po valley and looks to Monte Orfano, in the town of Capriolo. In this environment, Pinot Nero can develop and mature enjoying nighttime temperatures below the area average.
The Cisiolo, the Zero Blanc de noir of Villa Crespia is produced with the grapes grown in this vineyard and is therefore a Cru di Pinot nero. For us at Villa Crespia it is an important challenge: to tame the reputation as a difficult character attributed to Pinot Nero, forcing it to offer itself to the most demanding palates without expedition liqueur. Once again the zero dosage aims to express Franciacorta in its most authentic and natural expression
Taking care of the land and respecting the environment is our viticultural and enological vision.
We have always ‘nourished’ our vines with microbiological diversity (fungi and bacteria) and thus grow more vigorous, healthier and more resistant to diseases. Thus, we can vinify the grapes
eliminating any type of adjuvant and additive.
Starting from healthy grapes, rich in antioxidants we have developed an innovative enological supply chain, unique in our area, which will allow us to avoid the use of sulfur dioxide, as well as many other allergens such as egg and milk derivates. Our Simbiotico Franciacorta, 100% Chardonnay, therefore, does not contain the declaration “contains sulphites” and is an absolutely pure wine also from this point of view. It is an extraordinary wine that stands out from a conventional Franciacorta and amazes for its truly unique organoleptic characteristics.
Millè represents a new way of conceiving the Metodo Franciacorta. Before being bottled to start the second alcoholic fermentation, typical of all Franciacorta, Millè is refined in steel for over 30 months while keeping the fine deposit rich in yeasts in constant stirring. Only then it is bottled for the second alcoholic fermentation. The steel refinement, before bottling, allows you to enjoy a Millesimé in its fresh and pleasant longevity.
Millè aims to be the answer to the idea that wine must always make feel good and entertain who drink it. Franciacorta is fun.www.millè.it
The choice of Pinot Nero
From the 2002 vintage, the Franciacorta Riserva by Villa Crespia is a Pinot Nero vinified in white with Zero Dosage. It is the selection of the best Pinot Nero grapes from our vineyard of Fornaci in Adro. The Riserva of Villa Crespia therefore originates from a cru and it is produced only in the best vintages.
It represents the pride, expressing the best of the Estate’s two main goals: Zero Dosage and Pinot Nero.
Guided tour to the winery followed by winetasting of 2 Franciacorta
MIN. 10 PEOPLE | TIME 1 HOUR
Guided tour to the winery followed by winetasting of 2 Franciacorta accompanied by local food
MIN. 10 PEOPLE | TIME 1 HOUR
SALA NUMEROZERO | Rental of multifunctional ground floor hall with audio-video equipment |
SITTING SEATS 100
AREA CESONATO | Rental of multifunctional ground floor hall with audio-video equipment |
SITTING SEATS 60