Montepulciano Riserva is sourced exclusively from our oldest and highest altitude vineyard block. Our Montepulciano clusters are sorted three times prior to Appassimento, the traditional Italian method of drying fruit, and fermentation. This laborious technique creates an opaque, full-bodied Montepulciano of unparalleled structure, character, and aging potential.
The flight of the Bumble Bee defies physics – their wings are too small and don't flap fast enough to support their weight. Yet somehow through the sheer force of their will and determination they fly. Given the nearly impossible climate conditions we have here we should not make a wine this wonderful yet we do. Raffaldini Grande Riserva is our Bumble Bee wine.
“The land the farmer rejects is the land that the vineyard accepts.”