n the highest hills of this Tenuta, which began producing wine in 1800, asmallSangiovese vineyard amazes us with
extraordinary emotions. At an altitude of 450 metres, the vineyard benefits from warm sun in the afternoon, galestro type
soil, and fresh Mediterranean breezes, producing a uniquely elegant Brunello Riserva, with personality and longevity.
Vinification and ageing
The Sangiovese grapes were harvested by hand, after an initial careful selection in the vineyard. Upon arrival in the cellar,
they underwent afurther scrupulous inspection, with each grape being selected manually. Fermentation took place in
stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures with frequent gentle pressing, especially during the first stages, in order to
achieve a good extraction of both colourful and structural components. A lengthy period of ageing in wood followed,
enabling the wine to acquire excellent stability and increase its aromatic and structural complexity. Ripe al Convento 2013
was ready for the market six years after harvesting and after further ageing in the bottle.
Intense and brilliant ruby red in colour, the wine is complex and intense on the nose: aromatic expression is of alternating
notes of red and black fruits, damson and blackcurrant, before giving way to mineral notes of spice and incense. On the
palate Ripe al Convento is opulent, enveloping, harmonious and rich with elegant tannins balanced by excellent flavour
and acidity. The finish is persistent, lingering and aromatic.
Wine pairing: Stews, slow-cooked meat dishes, and aged cheeses.