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Rocca di Montegrossi - Ridolfo 2017 150cl / MAGNUM

Rocca di Montegrossi - Ridolfo 2017 150cl / MAGNUM

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Fortress of Montegrossi - Ridolfo

2017

150cl - MAGNUM

IGT Toscana Rosso

Certified organic

From the intuition of Marco Ricasoli Firidolfi, IGT Ridolfo is born from the union of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Pugnitello (50%). Internationality and tradition integrate perfectly, offering a new key to interpreting the splendid terroir of Monti in Chianti.

Cabernet Sauvignon best expresses its role, made up of refined fruity notes (blackberry, prune) and a well-integrated botanical component (eucalyptus). These are accompanied by the wilder fruit notes (black cherry) of the Pugnitello , and then the spicy notes in perfect balance (pepper, licorice) with a slight balsamic note.

A wine of great impact and very complex, with a nice acidity.
A wine of character and a strong personality ... hard to forget!

The winemaker's point of view
Cabernet, in my opinion, gives it the silkiness of the tannins and to the nose that note of intriguing and complex aromatic herbs. On the other hand, Pugnitello gives it that much rusticity which makes it less aristocratic and, at the same time, makes it more captivating and leaves you wanting to continue discovering it. ” (Attilio Pagli)

Pairings
Beef cheek with a slightly exotic spice.
Deer medallions with cranberry sauce.
Spiced beef stew (Sangiovannese stew).
Spit roasts.
Grilled pigeon.
Pigeon with caramelized figs and mustard.
Ravioli stuffed with finocchiona ragù with Tuscan pecorino sauce and wild fennel oil.

Production
24 months in Allier oak barriques and tonneaux.
36 months of aging in the bottle.
Limited edition in Magnum, with hand-numbered bottles.

The family of the owner of Rocca di Montegrossi, one of the few that can boast a chivalric origin, is also the oldest of the current Florentine aristocracy.

The origin of the family is Lombard and dates back to the Germanic peoples of the sixth century, with their descent into the Italian peninsula.

The progenitor of the family was Jeremiah, son of Hildebrand. There are no certain dates on his life, but we do know that he lived around the end of the 10th century.

According to the news handed down from father to son, then to us, are documented by Totto di Rinaldo dei Ridolfi in the fourteenth century, Jeremiah and his first wife could not have children. Thus, having no descendants, for most of his life he donated most of his possessions, founding convents and churches.

A widower, and already at an advanced age, Jeremiah remarried and with his second wife they had a much desired son: Ridolfo. With Ridolfo the lineage continued copious and numerous, so much so that he can be considered - together with Jeremiah - a progenitor of the family.

At the same time, the family had by now dominion over the Chianti area through the numerous castles, and the main fortress was the castle of Montegrossoli: the Rocca di Montegrossi. Only in the 13th century did the family settle in Florence.

Ridolfo's nickname was Gotulo, in recognition of the family's Lombard ancestry. The written testimonies about Ridolfo relate to his children and, above all, to a decree of the year 1029, in which he participated as a witness together with the other barons of Tuscany.

Although there are not many documents about him, Ridolfo was certainly a well-known man in his time. His name, in fact, has come down to us through his posterity, as his grandchildren and descendants defined themselves as de filiis Rodulphi in the Latin documents, a name that was transformed into Firidolfi when the vernacular (old Italian) prevailed.


Maturation
25 months in Allier barriques (57%) and Allier oak tonneaux (43%):
10% 1st pass, 30% 2nd pass and 60% 3rd pass.

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