Tenuta Settecieli is an estate in the Bolgheri region on the Tuscan coast of Italy established by Erika Ratti in 1998. The family came from Lombardia (Lombardy). Their background was not wine, but silk.
Owner: Ambrogio Cremona Ratti (Erika’s son).
Staff: Winemaker: Elena Pozzolini. She gained experience in Italy and abroad (California, Australia, Argentina).
Vineyards: 70 hectares of land of which 7ha are vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon is the main variety planted in the vineyards in Bolgheri DOC. Smaller plots of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. All are planted at high density. Dry stone wall terraces separate the different grape varieties grown on the estate. Bordeaux varieties are the core production of the winery, with the small exception of one hectare of Sangiovese planted in 2016 as a small challenge the winery decided to take, spurred on by the peculiar characteristics of the area.
#1 Monteverdi Marittimo: Can be found on top of the hills, looking out over terraced vineyards and the Tyrrhenian Sea, surrounded by the lush woods of Monteverdi Marittimo.
#2 Castagneto Carducci: On the Tuscan coast. 400m above sea level.
Organic certification: Yes.
Wine production: 80–85,000 bottles.
Winery, winemaking: In Monteverdi Marittimo (PI = Pisa), Italy. Each variety and each single plot is vinified separately. Fermentation is carried out with the use of ambient yeasts, which are also being studied by the University of Pisa.
Indaco Rosso: Malbec, Cabernet & Merlot. 9,300 vines/ha.
Scipio: 100% Cabernet Franc. 9,300 vines/ha. 400 metres. 24m in barrel.
Bolgheri Rosso DOC, Noi 4: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc. 6,940 vines/ha. From grapes that are grown in Bolgheri, at sea level.
Yantra: IGT Toscana. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 9,300 vines/ha. 400 metres.
Via Sandro Pertini snc
La California, I-57020 Bibbona (LI – Livorno), Italy
Tel+39 0586 677435 | www.tenutasettecieli.com