This spring The Knotted Vine is thrilled to introduce a new range of wines to the portfolio from premium Italian producer Noelia Ricci.

Making wines in the Emilia Romagna region, Noelia Ricci is a family winery established in 2010 within Tenuta Pandolfa, an estate rich in history located near the renowned Sangiovese winegrowing area of Predappio.

The history of winegrowing in Predappio is closely tied to the characteristics of its soil and natural environment. The soil is rich in clay and calcareous sand, and the Noelia Ricci vines are located on a hill crest with south east exposure, at a height of 200-340 meters above sea level.

It’s here that the fruit for the three Noelia Ricci wines ripen and mature to help produce wines with personality, depth and style.

The winemaking project is named after Noelia, the daughter of Commendator Giuseppe Ricci, an entrepreneur who bought the Pandolfa estate in 1941 and planted the first vines of Sangiovese and Trebbiano grapes following the Second World War.

Upon his death in 1980 his daughter Noelia was the first to realise the potential of the hills surrounding the estate and – guided by her vision – started planting new vineyards and building a winery. Today, one of her children Marco Cirese, a fourth-generation member of the family, is at the helm and continues the tradition of crafting excellent wines from the region’s native grape varieties.

THE WINES:

Godenza
Romagna Sangiovese Superiore DOC

Produced from Sangiovese grapes handpicked in the historic Vigna Godenza, this is a wine that goes back to the origins of the traditions of this vineyard and the territory of Predappio.

Il Sangiovese
Romagna DOC Sangiovese Predappio

Made from Sangiovese grapes grown on the sandy slopes of the Rabbi’s valley, this is a an easy-going, juicy wine that pays tribute to the tradition of the territory.

Bro’
Bianco Forlì IGT

Trebbiano grapes are cultivated on the sloping hills that look out at the Adriatic Sea and vinified with the skins of Pagadebit grapes to create a fresh, racy and complex wine.

For further information visit www.noeliaricci.com.