Podere Le Ripi is an organic and biodynamic winery.
Bought from a shepherd in 1998. There was not a single grapevine. They were planted from 2000 until today and cultivated with a great respect for the soil by using organic principles. Officially in biodynamic since 2015 and organic since 2013.
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Soil: clayish and limestone in the heart of Montalcino, Toscana.
Vine training system and density: spurred cordon and guyot, 6600 vines/hectare
Yield: 45 quintals/hectare
Vinification and ageing: fermentation and maceration for 15 days in open-tops oak tuns, further ageing of 34 months in barrique and tonneau, followed by a passage of minimum 12 months in bottle.
Very deep red with purple shadows, a large bouquet of black fruits, forest floor, pine wood with a hint of white rose and jasmine
Distinctive texture of well-bound tannins paired with a great minerality, a slight bitterness develops as after-taste.
Food Pairing: Serve with roast meat, aged cheeses and pasta.
Serving temperature: from 16 to 18°C