From the Rosso di Montalcino DOC appellation, the Sogni e Follia by Podere Le Ripi is made with 100% Sangiovese grape varietals. Aged for 30 months in big oak barrels, it has an ABV of 13.5%. Deep ruby color with hints of orange, this Biodynamic wine has wonderful aromas of cherry, strawberry, and violet, moving toward notes of fresh balsamic. It has a broad structure on the palate, with a lingering aftertaste.
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.