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.
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. 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.
Every wine is witness of a single vineyard landscape.
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
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.
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.
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 amazes for its truly unique organoleptic characteristics.
We are waiting for you in the cellar
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
MEETINGS / EVENTS
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
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