Podere le Ripi is made of 75 acres of biodynamic vineyards, rooted between forest, olive trees, vegetable garden, and fruit trees. Uncontaminated oceanic soil with marvelous vegetal diversity, breathtaking views, and pure air. All of this divided between two opposite Montalcino mountainsides, with soils belonging to different geological eras. Here Podere le Ripi began its adventure in 1998, on the Eastern side of Montalcino: Castelnuovo dell’Abate. In 2017 they added the vineyards on the western side, from the oasis-looking environment of il Galampio.
Two wines that belong to the tradition and terroir of Montalcino, are the two main spokespeople of Podere Le Ripi. They measure themselves and their success, each year, by the Sangiovese which comes from their vineyards, trying to interpret the vintage and uniqueness of every single corner of our land.
What do Rosso and Brunello have in common? Both are produced with 100% Sangiovese from Montalcino, in purezza. Sangiovese in Montalcino has always expressed itself differently from the rest of Tuscany, thanks to the oceanic clay soil and a windy and dry climate. Due to all these conditions wines made from Sangiovese develop a thicker texture with numerous layers, more than anywhere else in Italy.
Sangiovese is the reason why they do everything they do. It is the grape variety that made them fall in love with Montalcino, that shaped their history and present, their terroir, the different vineyards and vintages. The marriage between Sangiovese and Montalcino is the starting point for all the magic that follows.