Croci

Croci Gutturnio Galvano 2019

$28
$28

Croci Gutturnio Galvano is a natural wine made from 100% Gutturnio grapes farmed sustainably in Emilia-Romagna and vinified according to the ancestral method (refermented in the bottle). This is a super classic natural wine by one of the most esteemed natural wine producers from Emilia-Romagna.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Sparkling, Medium Body
Grapes:,
Farming:,
Vintage:, 2019
Alcohol:,
Country:, Italy
Region:, Emilia–Romagna
Appellation:,
Bottle Size:, 750ml
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

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Producer profile

Croci

Massimiliano Croci's wines are a fixture in Italy's natural wine circles and have been familiar to us for many years. We've always tried to taste with him at various wine fairs and have sat down together for many meals, often with his close friend Elena Pantaleoni of La Stoppa. When the opportunity to work together came about, we were quite excited.

Massi focuses primarily on his area's traditional, bottle-referenced wines, representing 80 to 90% of his production in a typical year. Set atop a picturesque hill, his poly-cultural farm has cows, grain for the animals, pastures for grazing, and, of course, vines. The whole estate is 16 hectares, with 8.5 dedicated to viticulture.

Milk was the farm's main production until 1970. At that time, competing with bigger, more modern institutions became too difficult for Massi's father. So he pivoted exclusively to wine, starting with bulk sales in demijohns before eventually bottling and selling locally. While initially successful, in the 1980's his rustic wines were scoffed at as a wave of "clean" industrial wines swept Emilia.

Charmat and heavy filtration became the norm, and cloudiness/sediment in the bottle was to be avoided at all costs. Massimiliano took over the vineyards and winemaking in 1999, quickly dropping the Charmat method to favor bottle refermentation.

Wine region

Emilia–Romagna, Italy

History

Emilia-Romagna's viticultural legacy dates back to ancient times, with both the Etruscans and Romans recognizing the value of the region's fertile terrains.

Subsequently, they initiated the cultivation of vineyards, thereby establishing the foundational pillars of the region's wine legacy. Over time, Emilia-Romagna welcomed various traders and settlers, and their collective contributions further shaped its wine traditions.

Terroir

Geographically, Emilia-Romagna spans from the expansive plains of the Po River to the rugged terrains of the Apennine Mountains. The region's climatic conditions, moderated by the Adriatic Sea, provide an optimal environment for viticulture. Its terroir, characterized by a composite soil structure of clay, silt, and sand, accentuates the uniqueness of its vineyards.

This particular soil composition ensures that grapes cultivated here encapsulate the region's intrinsic qualities, resulting in wines that reflect the true essence of Emilia-Romagna.

Wines

Emilia-Romagna is a repository of diverse wines, with Lambrusco often being the most recognized. However, its offerings extend beyond this effervescent variety. The region's Sangiovese reds are emblematic of its profound wine-producing expertise, while the Trebbiano whites exhibit a distinct lightness and elegance.

With an increasing emphasis on organic and natural wine production, Emilia-Romagna is poised to be at the forefront of contemporary vinicultural innovations, underscoring the belief that wine is not merely a beverage but a narrative of its origins.

Frequently asked question

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2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
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What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
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What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
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What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.