De’Ricci is an estate winery in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany making Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOC red wines.

Owners: The Trabalzini family (local to the area). Contact Enrico or Nicolò Trabalzini.

Background: The De’Ricci name derives from the family who once owned historic wine cellars in the town of Montepulciano known as the Cantine de Redi. This cellar had formerly been rented by the Montepulciano co-coperative, but is now back in family hands. In 2015 De’Ricci made wine from 8ha of its total of 32ha of its vines, sending the rest to the co-operative. In 2017 it fermented grapes from all of its 32ha. In 2020 it was making about 120,000 bottles.

Staff: Consultant: Maurizio Saettini.

Vineyards: In the Ascianello, Fontago and Fontecornino areas, in the northern sector of the Montepulciano region. The Ascianello vines are on sand and clay, at 350-450 metres. The Fontago vines are on sand and tuff at 250m. The Fontecornino vines are on calcareous clay and stone on a hill above the Argiano (check) area at between 350-380m. |  2017 33 hectares of which 18 hectares of Vino Nobile and 6 hectares of Rosso di Montepulciano DOC. Main grapes: Sangiovese (23ha), Foglia Tonda, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia, and Grechetto.

Winery: Modern winemaking facility. Stainless steel for fermentation.

Red wines

Il Severo: 2016 100% Petit Verdot. 14.5% alc. Left on skins post-fermentation at 20°C with one pump over per day (cool, so no extraction). Pure dark fruit, firm tannins, but bright (Anteprima, 2020).

Soraldo: 2016 From the 5ha Soraldo vineyard. In Ascianello. 100% Sangiovese. Planted 1995. 110 Richter. Sandy clay and sea shells (Pleistocene). Low yielding. 8,000 bottles.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, De’Ricci2015 Clear savoury light red fruit, attractive fluidity (Anteprima, 2018). | 2016 13.5% alc. Smooth, well made, sappy-salty, not over-extracted (Anteprima, 2020). | 2017 Slightly funky aroma. 13.5% alc. 50,000 bottles.

Contact

De’Ricci

Via Ricci, 11

53045 Montepulciano (SI), Italy

Tel +39 0578 757166 | www.dericci.it