Owner: Ferruccio Ricci and his sister Ida manage the estate.
Staff: An oenologist from the Matura group handles the winemaking side.
Vineyards: About 12 hectares both on the hill near the medieval village of Sant’Angelo and on slopes down towards the plain of the river Orcia.
Winery : The cellar has been recently restored and equipped with temperature control. Slavonian oak botti.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC: Sangiovese at 450 metres. South-facing. Marl. Fermented at 26-28 ºC. | 2012 10,000 bottles. Interesting fruit-driven nose from I would guess aromatic yeast and new oak (Anteprima 2014). | 2013 6,900 bottles. Nice weight, savoury berry skins, crisp and dry with sweet fruit and so a bit Cottarella-like (Anteprima 2015).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: Sangiovese at 300 metres. South-facing. Marl. Fermented at 26-28ºC. | 2000 Light clear style with some new wood and whole berries plus what seems like a few young vines, not for the long haul (Anteprima 2005). | 2009 15,000 bottles. 50hl botti and barrels. Light jammy fruit, bit of oak, simple open style (Anteprima 2014. | 2010 15,000 bottles. Light crimson, bit green on nose, simple and savoury palate (Anteprima 2015).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva | 2009 1,500 bottles. Simple, savoury and some green tannins (Anteprima 2015).
Sant’Antimo Vin Santo DOC | From four rows of Trebbiano. | 2001 500 bottles. Sweet, old style, round appetising, good and savoury, decent (Anteprima 2015).
Visits: The tasting room exhibits old wine equipment belonging to the Ricci family.
Podere Il Casello
Loc. Il Casello, Sant’Angelo in Colle, I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0564.902063 or 0577.844095 | www.tenimentiricci.it