The Podere Le Ripi Amore e Follia is made with 95% Syrah and 5% Sangiovese grapes from the IGT Toscana Rosso appellation. These grapes are aged for 15 months in concrete vats, and the resulting wine has an ABV of 14%. It has a deep red color, with purple hues, and is wonderfully balanced. On the nose, you get black fruit, pine wood, and forest floor, with notes of jasmine and white rose. Silky on the palate, you get fine tannins and peppery notes, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Pair your Podere Le Ripi Amore e Follia Toscana IGT with cured meats and aged cheese, some roast meats, such as pork or lamb, or hearty pastas. The notes of this wine also complements bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolates.
Podere Le Ripi was founded in the late 1990s by Francesco Illy. Yes, of the Illy Espresso family. It had always been a dream of his to have something of his own, to create something beautiful and sustainable. This terroir had pool soil and inhospitable climate, incredibly unsuitable for farming, and thus, was left unpopulated for thousands of years. But what Francesco saw was centuries-old olive trees, diverse forests and lush flora, as well as a thriving wildlife. He saw potential.
Today Podere Le Ripi creates wines of quality, with utmost respect to its environment. Fueled by healthy and sustainable farming methods, it is a winery not only passionate about its wines, but its socially positive impacts.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.