• Founded in 2011, the Ridolfi farm dates back centuries. It was the property of the historic Ridolfi family, nobles from Florence who had considerable land holdings in Montalcino. • Current Ridolfi’s owner, Valter Peretti, brought on board winemaker Gianni Maccari, one of the last disciples of Giulio Gambelli, whom many believe was the greatest Tuscan winemaker of all times. • 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 to manage weeds and cover crops to enhance soil structure and organic matter . • Integralvinification:wholeberriesundergocoldsoak,alcoholic fermentation and maturation 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 300 meters 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 times. Known as “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 such as Poggioni di Sotto.
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