PODERE LE RIPI Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Lupi e Sirene” 2011

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podere-le-ripi_logoThe 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Lupi e Sirene takes us back to basics.

This is an elaborate and studiously worked wine that remains faithful to a special philosophy and very unique estate within the classic context of Montalcino. There’s an element of folly or impromptu exuberance that you always get with Podere le Ripi. If you’ve ever met biodynamic vintner Francesco Illy, you might know what I mean.

He exudes eccentricity and enthusiasm on every level down to his unruly facial hair. The wine is dark and brooding in appearance with dark berry nuances and determined doses of exotic spice. The mouthfeel is velvety and slightly textured.

The Wine Advocate 93+/100




Curiosity leads to Culture leads to Sensitivity leads to Enthusiasm leads to Love leads to Magic leads to Universal Love. Because Everybody feels the Magic. Therefore, Curiosity is a Universal Gift. – Francesco Illy

Appellation Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

Grape variety 100% Sangiovese

Vintage 2011 First year of production 2003

Alcohol 14,5% Vine training system and density Goblet, 11.000 plants per hectare Soil Clayish and limestone Yield per hectare 35 quintals Harvest Manual in the first 10 days of October Yeast Indigenous

Vinification: Fermentation and maceration for 25 days in open-tops oak tuns Ageing 48 months ageing in oak barrel, followed by a passage of 12 months in cement and a minimum ageing of 12 months in bottle.

A deep ruby red with elegant orange shadows. In the nose it express itself as a symphony of aromas going from the intense smell of cherry, strawberry to the fresh balsamic note of herbs. An impressive, broad structure that reveals a great minerality and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Serve with roast meat, aged cheeses and pasta. Serving temperature from 16° to 18°C.

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