Our single-variety Merlot takes its name from a stream that runs near the estate. Redigaffi is a benchmark wine that has achieved cult status around the world. The 2000 vintage was the first wine from Italy to be awarded 100/100 by Robert Parker. Redigaffi features regularly in the catalogues of the world’s leading auctioneers, such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s, and is one of the few Italian wines included in the Liv-ex index.
First vintage: 1994
Varieties: Merlot 100%
Planting density: 8,500 vines per hectare
Training system: Cordon spur
Soil: Markedly clayey with a fairly significant pebble fraction. The higher plots are more pebbly, those lower down have more silt. Mid slope, where Merlot is grown, there is a higher fraction of clay.
Vineyard management: Organic
Average production: 10,000 bottles Harvesting method: Manually in 15-kg cases
Maturation: For 18-20 months in new French oak barriques; after going into bottle in the summer, the wine is left to age for several months before release to market
Serving temperature: 15-18 °C
Formats: 75-cl bottle in three or six-unit wooden case; 1.5-l magnum in individual wooden case; 3-l double magnum in individual wooden case; 6-l bottle in individual wooden case; 9-l bottle in individual wooden case; 18-l bottle in individual wooden case