DANIELE RICCI

DANIELE RICCI

 

Deep in Piedmont’s stunning Colli Tortonesi hills, Daniele Ricci has been making unforgettable natural wines from local grapes, most notably the once almost forgotten white variety Timorasso, since the late 90’s when he took over the small family estate. Having married the naturalist ethos, he converted his 8 hectares to organic farming (although he goes way beyond that obviously), while in the cellar he works exclusively with wild fermentations and nothing added nor taken away. Often quite extended skin contact for the whites infuses them with depth of emotion and complexity, as is the case with Daniele’s beautifully successful experimentation with local wood such as chestnut and acacia and guided oxidation. Definitely wines with heart and soul to spare.