Ridolfi, Rosso di Montalcino, 2020

179,00 DKK inc. vat

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Weight 1,4 kg
Dimensions 7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm
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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, Rosso di Montalcino, 2020

This wine originates from Italy, specifically the Tuscany region. The vineyards are located on the North-East side of Montalcino Hill, 300 meters above sea level. The soil is of medium texture, rich in clay, marine fossils, and in the highest part, Alberese (weathered sandstone).

The vine training system used is a spur-pruned cordon for old vines and Guyot for the newest parts. The vineyard is cultivated following the principles of organic agriculture. Measures such as sexual confusion traps are used to prevent the spreading of the vine moth, organic humus is used, and sowing and green manure are implemented to improve soil quality.

The harvest is done by hand between late September and early October. After the harvest, the grapes are de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, with about 50 days of maceration. The wine then ages for 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels with a capacity of 25-35 hl, followed by at least 4 months of bottle aging.

The wine has a bright pale ruby color. On the nose, it presents red mature fruits with pleasant spicy aromas. The mouthfeel is elegant and well-balanced with a peculiar freshness and good persistence. The alcohol level sits at 14.5%.

When it comes to food pairing, this wine goes well with meat-based sauces, poultry dishes, and risotto. The recommended serving temperature is between 18°C and 20°C.

Notably, this wine has been awarded 90 points by Wine Enthusiast, making it a highly appreciated choice for both wine connoisseurs and those new to the world of wine.

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