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Ricci Curbastro: the magic of Franciacorta, from Satèn to Gualberto, between Sebino and Colli di Faenza
Perugia, Italy
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
2017 ends with a special event with unique wines, both for their style and composition, made by Ricci Curbastro winery of Capriolo, in province of Brescia, famous winery of Franciacorta, to which has been added a wine by Rontana winery, property of the family, a Sangiovese being the only red wine of the evening. It should in fact be noticed Ricci Curbastro is today one of the few in Franciacorta to make use of all the three varieties provided for the production disciplinary: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. Ricci Curbastro is in fact one of the few wineries in this territory to still use Pinit Blanc - now scarcely used by most of the wineries in Franciacorta - a difficult grape to cultivate and vinify however capable of giving personality and elegance to Franciacorta bubbles. Moreover, Ricci Curbastro is one of the few in Franciacorta to make the Demi-Sec style, capable of giving these wines both personaity and a very particular elegance, as well as enhancing the possibilities of this wine at the table. Another specific characteristic of this event has been the chance to taste a wine made with PIWI grapes - acronym for "pilzwiderstandsfähig", that is fungus-resistant grape varieties, such as downy and powdery mildew, therefore they do not need any treatment. To the event took part dr. Gualberto Ricci Curbastro - representative of the eighteenth generation of the family - who spoke about the long history of the wineries of Franciacorta and Brisighella in Colli di Faenza area. The evening started with Franciacorta Brut, made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc grapes, in which the latter variety gives an unmistakable elegant character. The event continues with one of the most famous bubbles made by the winery of Capriolo - Franciacorta Satèn 2013, produced with 100% Chardonnay and vinified in barrique - a Ricci Curbastro flagship wine having both finesse and elegance of velvety bubbles. The third wine of the evening, which amazed participants both for its personality and unique characteristics, has been Sebino Bianco Zero Trattamenti 2016, produced with four PIWI grapes, specifically Bronner, Helios, Johanniter and Solaris, vinified in steel tanks, giving a wine of remarkable personality and crispness, expressing new and fancy aromas to the nose and of good elegance. The evening continues with the bubbles of the most prestigious and rare wine of Ricci Curbastro - Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero Gualberto 2008 - produced with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to which has been added reserve wines, dedicated to Gualberto Ricci Curbastro, one of the eleven founders who in 1967 contributed to the birth of Franciacorta DOC. A wine of extraordinary complexity and class, Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero Gualberto has become an instant success and acquiring fame and glory while becoming, in few years, one of the most celebrated wines of this territory. The fifth wine of the event was made by Ricci Curbastro's winery in Romagna, where in Brighella, in province of Ravenna, the family owns Rontana winery, committed to Sangiovese grape and wines of Colli di Faenza DOC. In the glasses has been in fact poured Colli di Faenza Sangiovese Col Mora 2011, vinified in steel tanks and with a long aging in bottle, expressing the typical character of Sangiovese to which is added the roundness given by time. The event ended with one of the most rare styles of Franciacorta and that Ricci Curbastro is still one of the few wineries to make it: Franciacorta Demi Sec. Produced with Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, this Franciacorta can be appreciated for the gentle sweetness perfectly fused to crispness, giving a great wine having huge potentials at the table. The sensorial tasting of wines has been conducted by Antonello Biancalana - DiWineTaste chief editor - who has also created, as usual, the dishes paired to the wines made by Ricci Curbastro and Rontana wineries.


The six wines of Ricci Curbastro and Rontana protagonists of the event

The six wines of Ricci Curbastro and Rontana protagonists of the event


Dr. Gualberto Ricci Curbastro in one of his speeches

Dr. Gualberto Ricci Curbastro in one of his speeches


A moment of the event

A moment of the event



Antonello Biancalana interviewing Gualberto Ricci Curbastro (in Italian)
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