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Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie was established in 2003 by Riccardo and Jennifer Campinoti in Montalcino in the province of Siena in Tuscany. The stunning estate commands one of the highest points in the region and, as such became a good location for bird catchers. The winery took the traditional bird catcher's net as their logo which features on their labels. These nets were also the inspiration for the winery's name as they look rather like a “ragnatela”, Italian for “cobweb”. The 28 hectare estate is farmed organically, planted with Sangiovese Grosso divided into three separate parcels, each with its own specific terroirs, allowing for the production of three distinct Brunellos. Le Ragnaie Vineyard is situated in the central zone of Montalcino, planted at between 530 and 600 metres above sea level. It is the highest vineyard site in the whole of the region. Petroso Vineyard lies below the village of Montalcino in one of the oldest winemaking zones of the area, planted at 380 metres and the Castelnuovo dell'Abate Vineyard is divided into three different plots. This is one of the most prestigious vineyard areas of the territory and produces wines of the highest quality. The grapes are hand-picked and undergo long, gentle macerations in the cellar where they use both 25hl Slovenian oak and 2,25hl French Allier oak barrels to mature their wines; the Rosso di Montalcino ages for 9 months, whilst the Brunellos mature for between 36 and 48 months. Le Ragnaie's complex and elegant, terroir-driven wines are an absolute delight!