Ridolfi, Brunello di Montalcino, 2018

405,00 DKK inc. vat

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Weight 1,4 kg
Dimensions 7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm
James Suckling

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Ridolfi Estate

Rooted in the heart of Tuscany, the Ridolfi wines are a testament to the passion and soul of the Peretti family. This vineyard takes pride in nature's gift, nurtured into exquisite wines through the art and expertise of generations. The estate is steeped in history, situated in the locality of Mercatali, a bustling market hub in the 5th and 6th centuries. A three-floor section made of stone and tuff from this era is still beautifully preserved in one of the farmhouses.

Perched on the slope of a hill, 300 meters above sea level, the estate spreads across 30 hectares of land. It is home to 11.4 hectares dedicated to Brunello vines, 6.5 hectares to Chianti Colli Senesi, and 1 hectare to Rosso di Montalcino, along with 700 olive trees of the Correggiolo variety. The Ridolfi vineyards are nestled on the North-East slope of the Montalcino hill, with vines over 15 years old trained using the spurred cordon system and the two bud pruning with four spurs technique. The newer vines, planted after 2013, are trained using the simple Guyot technique.

The vineyard's meticulous cultivation involves thinning the bunches three times throughout the season: during the setting, veraison, and at the end of the ripening phase. The grapes obtained from this careful process are used to produce Rosé Brut. The Ridolfi Estate, with its generations of expertise and love for nature's gift, presents wines that are a testament to the rich Tuscan soil and the time-honored traditions of winemaking.

Ridolfi, Brunello di Montalcino, 2018

This 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is a testament to the expertise of its Italian producer, Ridolfi. It hails from the Tuscany region, specifically the northeast side of Montalcino Hill. This location, 300 meters above sea level, boasts medium-textured soils rich in clay, marine fossils, and weathered sandstone in its highest parts.

The grape used in this wine is Sangiovese, cultivated following organic agriculture principles. The vineyard employs a sexual confusion method to prevent the spreading of the vine moth and uses organic humus, sowing, and green manure to improve soil quality.

Harvesting takes place between late September and early October, and is done by hand. The winemaking process involves fermentation and maceration for 60 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26°C with recurrent delestage. The wine then ages for 36 months in large Slavonian oak barrels, followed by at least 12 months of bottle aging.

With an alcohol level of 14%, this wine presents a bright red ruby color. The tasting notes reveal clear notes of dark berries and cherries, violet, sweet spices, and a balsamic ending on the nose. On the palate, it is elegant, rich, and perfectly balanced, with salty tannins and long persistence.

James Suckling, a notable wine critic, awarded this wine a remarkable 93 points, further cementing its status as a premium choice for both seasoned connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts.

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