CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA – THE HISTORY
The land on which the Castello dei Rampolla farm stands has been owned by the family since 1739.
Much history has passed over these lands, but that of our family starts in the mid-1960’s with the dream of one man, Alceo di Napoli Rampolla, who wished to create a great wine.
In 1975 our first bottles of Chianti Classico were produced.
This was a time when Chianti Classico was struggling to assert itself and to earn the respect it deserved.
Alceo then had an intuition and decided, with the help of a great winemaker Giacomo Tachis , to be the first in the area to plant Cabernet Sauvignon and to blend it with Sangiovese.
This was the first of the Castello dei Rampolla revolutions, only a few years after the farms birth.
Fascinating berry, incense and floral aromas.
Full-bodied, with silky tannins.
Really kicks in on the fresh, bright finish
All operations in the cellar are geared to preserving the original quality of the grapes.
It is only by working in this way that we can infuse our wine with the distinctive character of the land.
We harvest manually.
For those who work in biodynamic agriculture, every creature of the Earth and Air is important.
This includes those which many consider to be superfluous or even hostile: flowers, grass and insects.
On our land the grass is left to grow freely, and sometimes even sown, so as to shade the soil and to retain the moisture, as well as to prevent erosion.