Muratori Villa Crespia Franciacorta Riserva "Francesco Iacono" Zero Dosage 2004
(Lombardy, Italy) - [RP 91+]
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The first Riserva Franciacorta di Villa Crespia, vintage 2002, was a zero dosage mainly based on Pinot noir. Its success has convinced and then repeats itself year after year respecting its character and its personality: zero dosage, Pinot noir in white, disgorgement of the vintage which is believed to be ready regardless its age. After 2002, 2004 and 2006 and now 2005: the decision of enhance the evolution of individual vintages, to assess the ripeness, as well as zero dosage and Pinot noir in Franciacorta, with aging that exceeds 70 months. The Riserva Francesco Iacono is a tribute to diversity.
The vineyard that mainly gives origin to Francesco Iacono Riserva is named Fornaci. It is located on colluvial, deep clayey soils with cool climate and below-average temperatures at night.
Grapes: Mainly Pinot noir
Maturation: Part in stainless steel tanks on the yeasts for 7/8 months, and part in oak for 6/12 months
Ratings & Reviews
91+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2004 Franciacorta Francesco Iacono Dosaggio Zero Riserva (the bottle was disgorged in 2012) shows warm aromas of butter croissant, apricot, caramel, baking spice and roasted nuts. The classic 2004 vintage is one of finesse and staying power. A persistent vein of minerality frames the wineâ€™s medium, creamy finish. Despite its many years in the making, this elegantly aged Franciacorta tastes much younger than it really is. Drink: 2014-2018." - Monica Larner (Dec 2013)