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Riparbella

The Val di Cecina is an almost secret area along the Cecina river valley in the southern part of the province of Pisa.

Riparbella is part of this precious land, perched on the top of a hill immersed in the Mediterranean forest, just a few kilometres from the Thyrrenian Sea.

Thanks to the special microclimate of the Tuscan coast, it has become the home of excellent wines.

Terroir

The vineyards

A meticulous exploration of this precious land in which every single “terroir” plays a key role in the composition of a well-defined pattern.

Our current total of 40 hectares of vines comprises three main vineyards: the original Podere Serra all’Olio at Caiarossa, Le Lame which is the most southerly part, and an extensive parcel of vines on the slopes of Monte di Nocola, well-known as Nocolino.

Podere Serra all’Olio
Podere Serra all’Olio
Podere Serra all’Olio

Podere Serra all’Olio

Position Caiarossa

Altitude 150-220 m above sea level

Soil mainly clay-rich soil, including gravel, limestone and iron

This is the most historic part of the Caiarossa vineyards, planted in 1998. Proximity to the sea here helps to keep temperatures cool and ventilated, thus ensuring an optimal microclimate.

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Nocolino
Nocolino

Nocolino

Position Nocolino Mt

Altitude 200-350 m above sea level

Soil seaward-facing, cooler breezes, marl, shale, stones and volcanic soil

Our youngest vineyards are located in Nocolino. The first phase of planting was carried out between 2008 and 2013. The altitude of this area ensures constant ventilation which produces a cool and dry microclimate. Thanks to this quality, in 2020 Caiarossa decided to expand its vineyards in the Nocolino area, which now reach a total of 24 hectares.

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Le Lame
Le Lame

Le Lame

Position Val di Cecina

Altitude 120-160 m above sea level

Soil inland breezes, mainly sand and limestone soil

Podere le Lame is our easternmost vineyard where 2.5 hectares of our vineyards are located. Its exposure allows the grapes to best express their aromatic quality.

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This unusual range of conditions enables Caiarossa to grow an exceptional 10 varieties of grapes, allowing us to create the most distinctive, complex and elegant wines, a different class of wine, the most profound expression of terroir.

Wines
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Sangiovese
  • Petit Verdot
  • Grenache Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Viognier
  • Vermentino
  • Petit Manseng
Soils
  • Mediterranean forest
  • Olive groves
  • Legumes
  • Wildflower meadows