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Cielo d'Ulisse Brunello di Montalcino

by Podere le Ripi 2018


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Producer : Podere le Ripi

Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat, Veal roasted

Tasting Notes

"The 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino Cielo D'Ulisse is expressive and lifted with layers of medicinal herbs, worn leather, cedar, and dried red cherry. It is medium to full-bodied, with solid concertation and energy creating a linear yet ripe feel through the palate. Focused and pure, with notes of raspberry coulis, violets, baked soil, and dried Mediterranean herbs, it has fine tannins and fresh acidity throughout. This is another beautiful wine from Podere Le Ripi." 

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, March 2023


Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 94
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Podere le Ripi
Region Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)
Alcohol 14% alc./vol.
Style Savory and classic
Vintage 2018
Farming Method Traditional
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
Food Pairing Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat, Veal roasted
Descriptors Earthy, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $629.94

The Producer

Podere le Ripi

Among our greatest discoveries last year is this incredible wine estate from the Montalcino region of Tuscany. Founded in 1997, this estate is run by Francesco Illy, an interesting gentleman who is obsessed with purity, quality, and nature. Podere le Ripi is unlike anything we have ever seen. An ancient property untouched by human intervention (it seems), a 133-acre estate with hundreds of olive trees, surrounded by forest and wild vegetation.

Illy is a nature photographer and author who comes from a renowned coffee background, who's grandfather, also named Francesco (the inventor of Espresso), founded Illy coffee in 1933, the family continues to create some of the finest espresso available. With a family immersed in the fine coffee, tea and chocolate business, it’s easy to see how Francesco Illy wanted to create a new family specialty—this time, grown under the Tuscan sun.

'...there is no denying the amount of pleasure there is to be found in a bottle of Podere Le Ripi Brunello. Francesco Illy proves to be at the top of his game...' - Eric Guido, Vinous Media, Nov 2020

Blessed with vineyards on both the east and west sides of Montalcino, Podere Le Ripi produces terroir-driven Brunello di Montalcino wines from three single vineyards. The estate has been biodynamic since 2012, a project spearheaded by winemaker Sebastian Nasello.


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