Rosso delle Ripalte
The winemaking tradition at Elba dates back more than a thousand years: Plinio The Old called the island ‘The Island of Good Wine’.
The remains of wine amphoras from the Roman era found at the bottom of the sea tell all the story of the ancient navigation. And in the XVII century Napoleon left his significant fingerprint on the island and its wine tradition: not only did he reorganize the mining activities, he also helped develop the production and export of wine.
Fattoria delle Ripalte, with its new Rosso delle Ripalte wine, follows this ancient winemaking tradition yet at the same time adds to it an element of innovation.
The main grape variety of this wine, Grenache, also known as Alicante, Cannonau and Garnacha, is a very common grape in the Mediterrenean Basin and, is perfectly suited to the dry climate of the island. The results are extraordinary, and difficult to achieve with other grape varieties, which are more sensitive to such difficult environment.
Appearance: ruby red, intense and lively.
Smell: delicate, complex with hints of raspberry, currant, and cherry and a touch of spice.
Taste: ample and structured, fruity, and floral with minerality and freshness, soft tannins. A wine with character. Harmonious, and with a long elegant finish.
Pairings: recommend serving it at 14-15° C. It pairs well with most classic Tuscan regional dishes, meats etc. and in particular with fish and tomato based dishes.