Ribaldoni Chianti Classico
Villa Rosa is among the estates with the richest heritage in Castellina, Chianti, and its vineyards truly resonate the essence of Chianti Classico. The Cecchi Family purchased the property from the Lucherini Bandini Family, who carefully tended the land for almost 70 years. In 2015, as soon as the company was purchased, a meticulous work of soil profiling commenced, consisting of in-depth analysis of the terrain by employing the most innovative techniques. The debut of the Gran Selezione Villa Rosa came from the 2015 vintage, which was led through every phenological phase with balance in mind. The main oenological objective is producing wine by completely embracing the connotation of the Gran Selezione as the apex of the qualitative pyramid of Chianti Classico and dedicating it to the purity of Sangiovese.
Ribaldoni has a fairly dense ruby red color. Intense fruity notes stand out on the nose, complementing it with a light and delicate hint of toasted wood and spices. The mouthfeel is enveloping, the sip is fresh, vibrant, savory, with soft and velvety tannins. The finish is long and persistent.
Calcareous clay soils with alberese limestone and marl shale. Density of 4,800 vines/ha and spurred cordon pruning.
Traditional fermentation on the skins in stainless steel tanks at 25-28°C for 15 days.
Aged 12 months in Tonneaux and a minimum 6 months in bottle.
DOC Bolgheri Superiore
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
96-97 points - James Suckling
97 points - Robert Parker
96 points - James Suckling
93 points - Wine Spectator
99 points - James Suckling
95 points - Wine Spectator
90 points - Wine Enthusiast