"Sogni e Follia"Rosso di MontalcinoDOC2016
Podere Le Ripi
It was 1998 when Francesco Illy, internationally known for the quality of the coffee produced by his family, bought a farm called Le Ripi, until then inhabited by a shepherd and his flock. An uncontaminated place, characterized by fertile soil and wonderful biodiversity. Difficult to describe in words the beauty of the landscape.
Francesco has an artistic vision of life, but above all he has a vision. He therefore decided to surround himself with a young, dreamy and enthusiastic team, led by the winemaker and managing director Sebastian Nasello and the agronomist Alessandro Riccò.
The design of the wine cellar built according to organic principles, the biodynamic management of the vineyards, the attention to eco-sustainability, the constant research that actively involves all members, experiments such as the famous 'bonsai' vineyard, and the whimsical character of which Francesco Illy has been able to permeate the environment, making Podere Le Ripi one of the most avant-garde Italian companies at an international level.
Total area planted with vines: 33 hectares / 77 acres
Annual production of the company : 70,000 bottles
Grapes owned by the winery: 100%
Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018
Molino di Sant'Antimo
The Molino di Sant’Antimo farm was born thanks to the dream of Carlo Vittori. By profession an architect, in the early 1980s he began designing cellars in the Montalcino area. The passion for wine led him to transform his profession, becoming general manager of several renowned wineries. However, the desire to give birth to a creature of his own led him to search for land at affordable costs that belonged to the area of the Brunello certification. At the beginning of the 90s Carlo, together with his wife Susanna, had the opportunity to buy two abandoned farms on the south-western side of the hill. The first, sold by the noble Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona family, was an ancient mill located near the ancient Abbey of Sant’Antimo, an enchanted place that lies in the valley dominated by the medieval village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The second was an old farm with uncultivated fields, where spontaneous vegetation had by now taken over. It was there that the farm was built, but it took its name from the old mill. Carlo and Susanna gradually began to plant vineyards, while they carried out the renovation works. At the turn of the millennia, the cellar was inaugurated and the first wines were bottled. Meanwhile the whole family began to feel involved in the project. Already during the years of study, the daughters Giulia and Valeria participated in the most important moments such as the harvest and events. In 2010 the eldest daughter Giulia officially took over the commercial part while in 2013 her younger sister Valeria, after having obtained a degree in oenology, took charge of the production part. Molino di Sant'Antimo is a young company with clear ideas, which has been able to find an outlet in an environment, that of Montalcino, already occupied by established companies over time.
Total area planted with vines: 11 hectares / 27 acres
Average annual production of the winery: 70.000 bottles
Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018
There is a document dating back to 1581 which officially certifies the presence of a property called San Polino, consisting of a farm, cultivated fields, a vineyard, a forest and six olive trees. The property belonged to the hospital of Santa Maria della Croce in Montalcino, whose function was to offer care and refreshment to the pilgrims who were passing through those parts. San Polino was part of an estate of over thirty farms, oil mills, kilns and workshops.
In the eighteenth century the noble Sienese family of Piccolomini took possession of the farm, which from an architectural point of view has remained almost intact until today, including the six olive trees mentioned in the document.
The current San Polino was bought in 1991 by Luigi Fabbro from Trieste and his English wife Katia Nussbaum, when Montalcino had begun to repopulate after the economic and demographic crisis generated in the 1960s by the beginning of the end of the sharecropping system.
Today the company is run by the whole family, in fact the children Daniel and Giulio actively participate in all stages of production and winemaking. The agronomic part is precise and careful, never invasive. They prefer hoeing, light green pruning and stripping in about ten passages. Biodynamic preparations are sprayed, while specific products for plant protection such as copper, sulfur and Siberian pine extract are used only to counteract small outbreaks of infection such as downy mildew and powdery mildew in the bud. The altitude of about 450 meters above sea level, the loose and rocky soils, the southern exposure and the inclination of the slopes on which the rows are based, create the ideal conditions for the development of strong and robust vines.
Total area planted with vines: 7 hectares / 17 acres
Average annual production of the company: 25.000 bottles
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