• Founded in 2011, the Ridolfi farmdates back centuries. It was the property of the historic Ridolfi family, nobles from Florence who had considerable land holdings inMontalcino. • Ridolfi’s owner,Valter Peretti, brought on boardwinemaker Gianni Maccari, one of the last disciples of GiulioGambelli, whommany believe was the greatest Tuscanwinemaker of all time. • The estate covers 35 hectares (87 acres),with 21 planted to vine.Of these, 13.5 hectares are devoted to the production of Brunello,with a single hectare devoted to Rosso di Montalcino. • The oldest vines on the property were planted in 2001. • Great respect for the land: organic practices such as cultivation under the rows tomanage weeds and cover crops to enhance soil structure and organicmatter . • Integral vinification: whole berries undergo cold soak, alcoholic fermentation andmaturation in the same specially designed barrel. Extremely high-quality grapes enable maceration up to 70 days.Unique batonnage technique by barrel rotation is carried out 8 times per day during the maceration process. • High-tech&human touch: all the grapes are picked by hand and selected firstly in the vineyard and then in the cellar on a roller table after being destemmed using an optical sorting machine. • Elevation: around 300meters above sea level (1000 feet) • Soil: clay soil yields elegant, concentrated and age-worthy wines.
Ridolfi’s winemaker Gianni Maccari was a student of Giulio Gambelli, one of Tuscany’s greatest winemakers of all time. Known as the bicchierino because of the classic little glass he carried with him to taste from vat, Gambelli and Maccari made some of Brunello’s most critically acclaimed wines together.
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