54 hectares of forest and vineyards and olive trees.Inhabited by a shepherd and his sheep until 1998.An uncontaminated soil and a marvellous vegetal varietywith breathtaking views and pure air.Bought from a shepherd in 1998,there was not a single grapevine:they were planted from 2000 until todayand cultivated with a great respectfor the soil by strickly following organic agricoltural principles.Officially in biodynamic since 2015 and organic since 2013.
The decision was easy: my plants weren't going to get any fertilizer at all, and they were going to be planted so dense in order not to get nutrients in the upper layers of the soil. They had to grow deep roots in a short time span… or die...
A cellar built only using the ancient arts. From the relations among spatial dimensions, strictly in the Golden Ratio, to the use of natural clay bricks and a mortar made of lime...
After the first vintage of Brunello from Podere le Ripi, we introduced Zapuntel, our new Brunello di Montalcino made by us, from Podere il Galampio
Our Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2011 won the 22nd spot on the Espresso Magazine list of the 100 best wines to age of 2018!
A truly amazing experience.
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