19 Maggio 2019
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Podere Ripoli e San Polo
Our biggest Vineyard, with perfect south – east exposure, was planted in 1998 after a careful and exhaustive agronomical and geological analysis of the whole estate.
It is set between the nineteenth century Ripoli farmhouse and the hamlet of San Polo, where an ancient 11th century lookout tower is situated. This tower and a small deconsecrated church nearby has been protected since 1913 by the Sovrintendenza per Beni Architettonici, Paesaggistici, Storici e Artistici of Florence. The Merlot used for La Papessa IGT and the cut for the Chianti Classico DOCG comes from the vineyard.
Dimensions
9 hectares, 25 ares, 0 centares

Plants per hectare
6.250

Type of training
spurred cordon

Varieties
Sangiovese and Merlot

Position and exposure
130° south east
Altitude
from 300 to 350 metres above sea level

Type of terrain
  • Monte Morello formation
  • mainly white limestone with concoid fractures (also known as “alberese”) from the Eocene age variegated to Sillanese formation
  • variegated argillocisti with calcareous marl and sandstone (pietra type) spanning the higher Cretaceous to the lower Eocene age

Regular Agricultural Activity
  • unmechanised land management with spontaneous grassing
  • only organic fertilizers
  • manual winter pruning
  • pre-flowering shoot selection
  • early de-leafing during flower

Type of harvesting
hand picking and subsequent mechanical picking

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