Podere le Ripi Amore Follia 2016
- Syrah Blend
- Italy, 750ml
Very deep red with purple shadows, a large bouquet of black fruits, forest floor, pine wood with a hint of white rose and jasmine. Distinctive texture of well-bound tannins paired with a great minerality, a slight bitterness develops as after-taste.
- Winery: Podere le Ripi
- Varietal: 90% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 5% Sangiovese
- Region: Toscana, Italy
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 14%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
- Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses
"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."
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