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. In 1975 Alceo di Napoli Rampolla, who wished to create a great wine, produced their first bottles of Chianti Classico. 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. Castello dei Rampolla emerged as one of a hand-full of producers who played a major role in the revival of the Chianti Classico. Characterized by innovative and rigorous production strategies, biodynamic methods have been used in the vineyards since 1994. Castello dei Rampolla wines have become cult favorites for their consistency and authenticity.
Alberto Prealoni will guide us thru a tasting of these classical Italian wines.
5 wines $40