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.
Grande Riserva, as the name implies, represents the utmost and very best efforts of all that we do from the vineyard to the winery. In making this limited quantity wine, we use the finest and oldest Montepulciano, Petit Verdot and Sagrantino grapes, harvested at optimal ripeness and then triple sorted. We apply the Appassimento drying process to further concentrate the grapes' natural flavors and aromas. Finally, we place the grapes in oak fermenters to further deepen the profile and age the wine in the best oak barrels available.