Noelia Ricci Godenza 2018
The modern Noelia Ricci story began at Tenuta Pandolfa in 2010. It was Giuseppe Ricci who renovated the property after its occupation by the Nazis during WW2 and his daughter Noelia continued the revival with new plantings and a winery in the 1980s. Now Giuseppe's grandson, Marco Cirese, is picking up the threads.
The farm is at the foot of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, itself a small cru, 200-340 metres above sea level and within the Predappio sub-zone.
Godenza is the family's ultimate expression of Sangiovese. Different grape clones are carefully selected and blended during natural fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged for eight months in tank and a minimum of a year in bottle.
Gentle flavours at first of ripe summer berries, then hints of leather. Very ripe cherries come to the fore. Elegant structure, great purity and a long, tightly focused finish. Gorgeous.