Excellent wine and great impressions can come from smaller wineries.

The visit and tasting we chose was based on location and ease of access. We were more than surprised of the setting, presentation and sit-down tasting. Knowledgeable staff guided us through the finer details.
Maybe add presentation material or media on how their wine is made and aged. This is done offsite and could not be seen during the tasting.

Bellissima villa I proprietari con tanto amore...

Bellissima villa
I proprietari con tanto amore per una grande passione si dedicano alla sua azienda agricola ,che hanno rivalutato con i suoi prodotti naturali ,eccellenti
Grazie per aver rivalutato questo nostro piccolo Paese dimenticato
complimenti!!! A Saverio Adriana e Claudia che fate conoscere le nostre eccellenze nel mondo !
Maria la casa delle rose
Quelle: google Maria Landucci

Una villa unica. Conservata nei secoli senza...

Una villa unica. Conservata nei secoli senza scivoloni conservativi.Bel giardino all'italiana.
Quelle: google Adriana Castaldi
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Thumbnail Weinprobe in La Ripa
Arezzo, Provinz Arezzo (Chianti)
1 Stunde 30 Minuten
Teilnehmer: Minimum 2, Maximum Nicht spezifiziert
Von €30.00
“Weinprobe von 3 Weinen in der Villa La Ripa, um ihr Weinerbe zu entdecken”
Thumbnail Toskana-Verkostung in der Villa La Ripa
Arezzo, Provinz Arezzo (Chianti)
2 Stunden
Teilnehmer: Minimum 4, Maximum 15
Von €50.00
“Verkoste 6 Weine, darunter die wichtigsten toskanischen Sorten und Super Tuscans, gepaart mit Käse, toskanischem Brot und Öl in einer eleganten Renaissance-Villa”

Über das Weingut und die Weine

In this gorgeous Renaissance villa, built on the hill of Pecognano, the art of winemaking has been handed down for centuries. The first owner of Villa La Ripa was Marco Peconio (2nd-century a.C.). His name came from Pacho, the Etruscan god of wine, best known by his Latin name Bacchus. After a century the property passed to the Ricoveri Family who raised a fortified building with an attached tower, still visible nowadays. The current shape of the villa is ascribed to the Gualtieri Family, an important lineage of poets, cardinals and wine-growers who acquired it in the Renaissance and registered it in the Order of Saint Stephen’s name. In the nineteenth century, after Napoleon’s troops invaded Arezzo, Villa La Ripa was sequestered and put up for sale by auction. Then the Ubertini family acquired it. They were a noble Aretine family whose most famous member was Guglielmo degli Ubertini, the leader of Aretine soldiers in the great battle against Florence: Campaldino. At the beginning of the last century, Villa La Ripa was passed to the Bucchi family, who expanded the olive groves and vineyards growing in the property. They planted the oldest vineyard which is still in the estate. Then was the turn of the Luzzi Family who wanted to remain along the local traditional path of wine-growing and wine-producing, aiming at high wine quality.

Villa La Ripa's vineyards are in the Chianti dei Colli Aretini area, on a gentle slope, with southwest exposure. The soil is moderately loose-packed, quite windy, set between two torrents. The oldest vineyard of Villa La Ripa was planted at least 50 years ago with the traditional variety of Sangiovese, Canaiola, Trebbiano, Malvasia, and, oddly enough, Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are planted at a distance of two meters while the rows are three meters far. Today they seem enormous distances, but this was the traditional planting of Tuscan vineyards, which they try to maintain in their originality. The new vines of Villa La Ripa (planted in 2001-2003) have a completely different spacing: 80 cm between the plants and a distance of 220 cm between the rows (Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay). This way, the winery aims at producing two kinds of wines: one is more traditional and closer to the classic Chianti while the other is more innovative, closer to the concept of the Great Super Tuscans.