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Podere le Ripi Sogni e Follia 2016

Podere le Ripi Sogni e Follia 2016

  • Sangiovese
  • Italy, 750ml
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A deep ruby red with elegant orange shadows. In the nose, it expresses itself as a symphony of aromas going from the intense smell of cherry, strawberry, and violet to the fresh balsamic note of herbs. An impressive, broad structure that reveals a great minerality and a long lasting aftertaste.

  • Winery: Podere le Ripi
  • Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
  • Region: Tuscany, Italy
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Other: Organic, contains sulphites
  • Food match: Roast pork, lamb chops & game meat; Prosciutto & salami; pasta with meat sauce; grilled vegetables; semi-aged cheeses

"This is an enticing wine with dark cherries, orange peel, lemons, rosemary and thyme, as well as walnut undertones. Round and foursquare, but still quite juicy, it delivers lots of soft fruit across a more serious backbone of tannins." James Suckling

"Podere le Ripi started as a dream, and a very old one too: a dream to create something. This dream is also an aesthetic one: of creating something extremely beautiful. When I was 18 years old it was supposed to be an island, and Podere le Ripi is not an island, but it is some sort of a peninsula that dives into the noisy Orcia river. With time, this something beautiful became also healthy and sustainable, and subsequently we realized that it could have been applied somewhere else, therefore becoming replicable and socially positive in its approach. This dream wants to be an example, a model. This concept comes from the belief that every business should understand the importance of aesthetic, ethic, economic, ecological and social impact. This is Francesco Illy’s sustainability model, that founded Podere le Ripi, way before it was actually established. Why economical? Because only if it works financially, then it will last in the future and replicate itself. Why ecological? Because only if it is able to function in the environment in which it strives, then it will be able to survive. Why ethic? Because only if it’s ethical then it will be a sustainable model. Why aesthetic? Because only when it works aesthetically it can create culture. Why social? Because only if it works socially it can build a team that creates and evolves this culture and spreads it inside and outside the company. Those companies that can successfully imitate/invent and respect such sustainability model, that can respect these “whys”, regardless of the business they’re in their whats and hows are companies that will guarantee a peaceful survival to the human race."

Francesco Illy (Founder)

  • 93/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast
  • 92/100 Points - James Suckling
  • 92/100 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
  • 92/100 Points - James Suckling (2015 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2015 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2015 vintage)

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