For the Sangiovese lover in your life who appreciates all the fruit (morello cherry), spice (anise), and everything nice it has to offer. This vintage also received 90 points from Wine Spectator!
From: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: A ruby red, bright and clear color. A perfume fragrant nose with predominant aromas of ripe red fruit, especially cherry, in which blend harmoniously pleasant spicy notes. The taste is elegant, soft, and well-balanced with a lively vein of freshness to balance the set. Good persistence.
Pairing: Serve with meat dishes from with strong flavors, but also pasta with meat sauce, poultry, composite risottos.
Founded in 2011, the Ridolfi farm actually dates back centuries. It was the property of the historic Ridolfi family, nobles from Florence who had considerable land holdings in Montalcino. Ridolfi winemaker Gianni Maccari is one of the last disciples of Giulio Gambelli, whom many believe was the greatest Tuscan winemaker of all time. And when owner Giuseppe brought Maccari on board, he offered him carte blanche. Maccari immediately set about building a brand-new, state-of-the-art winemaking facility, purchasing casks (mostly large-format botti from top French, Austrian, and Italian coopers), and introducing organic growing practices in the vineyard. The estate covers 35 hectares, with 21 planted to vine. Of these, 13.5 hectares are devoted to the production of Brunello, with a single hectare devoted to Rosso di Montalcino.
The oldest vines on the property were planted in 2001. Lying at the northern foot of the hilltop city of Montalcino, the soil types fall into the “classic” category: A mix of clay, limestone, and sand, ideal for the production of long-lived Sangiovese with rich flavor. Although the farm is not organic certified (and Maccari has no plans to obtain certification), organic farming practices are employed in the vineyards.
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