Tenuta Pandolfa covers an area of 140 hectares on the Tuscany-Romagna Apennines, few km from Predappio in Emilia Romagna region.
Pandolfa is an Estate full of history. Apparently the name Pandolfa derives directly from Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, one of the boldest military leaders of all time, but also a fine arts enthusiast and the portrait that Piero della Francesca made of him in 1451 has become an icon throughout time and is now on display at the Louvre.
The Marquis Albicini was the owner of the estate from 1626 to 1941. In 1941 the property passed on to Commandor Giuseppe Ricci, entrepreneur of Forlì. In the years of the Second World War, Pandolfa is found to live the tragic events of the war. Then, Ricci started considering winemaking, he bought two adjacent estates and after 3 years in which he completely changed the topography of the soil, he planted the first vines of Sangiovese, Trebbiano and Chardonnay.
Today the owner is Paola Piscopo the granddaughter of Giuseppe Ricci. She started a new process that continues today thanks to her son, Marco Cirese, who with dedication is offering to Pandolfa an innovative vision throughout a modern, cultured, young and artistic image.
Marco is developing two wine projects: Pandolfa and Noelia Ricci.
The Pandolfa wines are the result of 40 Hectares of vineyards located on sandy and calcareous soil, rich in minerals and sulphur.
The vineyards are mainly Sangiovese (28 hectares), Trebbiano, Chardonnay and other varieties including Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
Two years ago the winery has undergone a change of generation and Marco, the current owner, has taken on the project of renewing the whole assortment, thus the modern and attractive packaging.
Pandolfa wines are fruity, lush and refreshing and include 2 entry level wines, CORK and/or SCREWCAP, 2 "Selezioni" and 2 Bag in Box wines.
Available quantity and good pricepoint give the possibility of high stock rotation.
Noelia Ricci is an agronomic zonation of 8 hectares within the Pandolfa Estate and the intention is to restore the traditional interpretation of Sangiovese to a very precise nobility. Only the best grapes are selected from the highest vineyards planted on sandy soil.
Here we make 2 different sangiovese and a Trebbiano.