Saletta Riccardi

Saletta Riccardi

2016

Vinification

The Sangiovese grapes for the Saletta Riccardi wine are picked entirely by hand at the end of September. After selection, de-stemming and soft pressing of the berries, the must ferment at temperatures that are constantly controlled in small stainless-steel tanks to fully preserve the classic aromas of this typical Tuscan grape varietal. The fermentation lasts for 3 weeks, after which the wine is placed into 130-gallon puncheons—first for the malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in oak barrels of first and second passage, and new barrels of Slovenian oak for two years, contributing to its rich complexity.

Tasting notes

An intense ruby in colour, the wine presents aromas of leather and tobacco along with ripe red fruit, chinotto and quinine. The palate is silky, full and ample with supple and velvety tannins. The finish is persistent and it makes the Saletta Riccardi a true expression of the whole estate, not a blend but 100 per cent Sangiovese.

Information

Production
5,000 bottles

Surface
2 hectares

Grape Varieties
100% Sangiovese

Terreni
Fine-textured deposits of clay, marine deposits, sandstone and silt/saltier marls

Ageing
24 months

Awards

James Suckling

James Suckling
Saletta Riccardi 2016
93 points

Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck
Saletta Riccardi, 2016
91 points

5 Star Wines

5 Star Wines
Saletta Riccardi, 2016
90 points

Berliner Wein Trophy
Saletta Riccardi, 2015
Silver Medal

Bibenda

Bibenda
Saletta Riccardi, 2015
4 Grappoli

Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards
Saletta Riccardi, 2016
Silver Medal

Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Saletta Riccardi, 2016
Silver Medal

International Wine & Spirits Challenge

International Wine & Spirits Challenge
Saletta Riccardi, 2016
Silver Medal, 93 points

London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition
Saletta Riccardi, 2015
Silver Medal

London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition
Saletta Riccardi, 2016
Gold Medal, 93 points

James Suckling

James Suckling
Saletta Riccardi 2015
93 points

Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck
Saletta Riccardi, 2015
90+ points

Mundus Vini

Mundus Vini
Saletta Riccardi, 2015
Gold Medal

Mundus Vini

Mundus Vini
Saletta Riccardi, 2016
Silver Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards

China Wine & Spirits Awards
Saletta Riccardi, 2015
Gold Medal

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Past vintages

2015

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