Ridolfi Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming
Rating: 91 James Suckling Points (2018), 91 James Suckling Points (2019)

Climate: Warm and dry climate where the Sangiovese grapes ripens more fully and consistently than anywhere else in Tuscany
Terroir: Vineyards are north-East facing on the slopes of the Montalcino hill. Vines are more than 15 years and trained using the simple Guyot technique. Vineyard altitude ranges between 60 to 200 metres.
Ageing: The de-stemmed and crushed grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks. The alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature is followed by a maceration of about 30 days. The wine was then left to mature in oak barrels for about 6 months.

Color: Ruby red, bright and clear
Nose: Perfumed and fragrant nose with predominant aromas of ripe red fruit, and cherry which blends harmoniously with pleasant spicy notes
Palate: Elegant, soft and well balanced with a lively vein of freshness. Good persistence.

About the Winery:
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, 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. Organic farming practices are employed in the vineyards.