The name Ribeo came to us while we were sitting at the table in a unique restaurant somewhere between Tuscany and Emilia. It came during a conversation between friends and wine lovers. We were drinking a wine in a bottle without a label. Gabriele said: "it is a wine that goes straight to the heart, a wine I’d drink over and over. In fact, I’m drinking it and I’ll drink it again (E lo beo e lo ribeo)”. Hence, Ribeo.
Mild autumn and little rain. Winter with cold temperatures and little rain. Only a light snowfall in February. Mild spring with average temperatures around 15-18° C. Early start of summer with temperatures in the norm. In early September, a light rain refreshed the land helping the plants to finish ripening. Grapes rich in flavour and with the right balance of sweetness and acidity were harvested in mid-September. The 2015 harvest proved to be a good one, with good results by some Sangiovese vineyards, demonstrating how this territory is suited to quality viticulture in difficult vintages.
Designation D.O.C.G. Morellino di Scansano
Area of origin Scansano, Maremma Toscana, Italy
Varieties 93% sangiovese, 7% alicante
Bottles produced 40'000
Available formats 0.375 l and 0.750 l
Oenological additives none, except for a minimal amount of sulphites (native yeasts, spontaneous fermentation)
Fermentation spontaneous in stainless steel tanks (temperature <26° C)
Maceration 12 days
Ageing in the cellar 24 months, partly in cement tanks and partly in the bottle.
Filtering none (which is why the wines may have sediment, which are the mark of a wine that is rich, alive and active in its ageing)
Harvest date 12.09.2015
Bottling date 04.07.2016
Date placed on sale 01.05.2017
Ageing potential 5/8 years
Pairings larded pigeon, chicken fricassee
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