Best for Baccus: The noble of Cantina del Redi of Montepulciano
The Cellar - For those visiting the Wine Cellar, excavated into the soft tufaceous soil, roofed by a monumental succession of arches and sustained by massive pillars which together remind us of a Romano-Gothic Cathedral, the sight is absolutely breathtaking.
The cellar, on the occasion of a high qualified visit of a few international enologists organised by the Enoteca Italiana Senese in 1992, was defined as “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WINE CELLAR IN THE WORLD”. (Bell’Italia N.95 March 1994)
WHERE IS Cantina de’ Ricci - Via Collazzi, 7 – 53045 Montepulciano (SI) – Ph & Fax +39-0578 757166EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
We reccommend to book the visit + wine and food tasting, and please don’t miss their “lardo” , salami and truffle cheese!
Remember always to book before going. Special treatment for Fontanaro’s guests!
For il Fontanaro their best wine is:
1) THE ORBAIO RED - Super Tuscan wine made with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Maturation for 12 months in French oak barriques, colour is deep ruby red with pleasing blackberry hues. The bouquet is generous, full, smooth and very persistent, redolent of berries, with pleasing scents of vanilla and liquorice. The flavour is dry, velvety flavour that’s harmonius yet intense; warm and opulent sensations from the oak. Pairs very well with cold cuts,red meatdishes, game and seasoned cheeses.
2) THE BRIAREO; RED – Most famous wine made with Sangiovese and Canaiolo grape varieties. Ageing 24 months in large, Slavonic oak barrels, with a small percentage refined in French oak barriques. Colour is deep ruby red with light violet tones, bouquet is of varietal perfume of cherry and other red berry fruits with notes of toasted spice for a refined delicacy. Flavour is full and lively, excellent tannic notes and a long fruity finish with a light and lingering toastiness. Excellent with seasoned cheeses, all types of meat, including full- flavoured meats and traditional tuscan salami.
3) THE RICCIO, WHITE – With ith Chardonnay and Viogner grape varieties, vinification made by soft pressing, separation through decantation, controlled temperature fermentation. Maturation period is 3 months in French oak barriques, followed by 3 months refiniment in the bottle. Colour is straw yellow with greenish hues, flavour dry and well balanced in the fullness of the alcohol, well integrated with light vanilla flavours that convay a great delicacy. The finish is harmonious and balanced in its principal components. Excellent with grilled fish and fish soups, this wine pairs well with white meats and medium- seasoned cheeses.