Wines

We work the vineyard trying to translate into wine this wonderful, historically suitable terroir.

We believe that wine should never be the same, as it is the expression of a changing terroir and vintage.

All our wines are obtained by spontaneous fermentation on autochthonous yeast in an open vat.

They are not filtered nor clarified and do not include adjuvants and chemical additives.

The total amount of sulfur never exceeds 30 mg/l. Most of the production process is handmade. 

The graphic project is edited by Daniele Presutti.

The Garbagorba label is inspired by the work of Marga Van Oers.

Ribolie

Ribolie is a name that contains several words in one: Ribelà, bubble and lie - yeast in French. In addition, in our area fermentation is called "bollitura", then ri-bollitura, as wine is refermented in the bottle. Traditionally, there has always been a sparkling wine, the Romanella, in both dry and sweet versions, to be combined with the typical fatty foods of the so-called fraschetta: porchetta, coppiette, cold cuts, etc.

Vintage
2017
Typology
Sparkling wine
Grapes
Malvasia, Trebbiano, Bombino, Bellone
Maceration
none
Aging
in steel
Alcohol
11,5°
Bottles
2.000

Ribelà - white

Ribelà is a dialect term used in Monte Porzio Catone which means "to cover" – ribelare - the newly planted vines with earth. Hilling the land around the vine symbolizes a new beginning as well as continuous care and renewal. This white wine, immediately separated from the skins, represents the most direct and clearest expression of soil minerality, which translates into mineral flavours in wine.

Vintage
2017
Typology
Lazio white Igt
Grapes
Malvasia, Trebbiano, Bombino - in equal part
Maceration
none
Aging
in steel
Alcohol
12°
Bottles
3.500

Ribelà - red

Ribelà is a dialect term used in Monte Porzio Catone which means "to cover" – ribelare - the newly planted vines with earth. Hilling the land around the vine symbolizes a new beginning as well as continuous care and renewal. Without excessive maceration, soil minerality binds to the freshness of fruit and the Mediterranean scrub in this wine.

Vintage
2017
Typology
Lazio red Igt
Grapes
Cesanese 70% Sangiovese 15% e Montepulciano 15%
Maceration
ten days on skin
Aging
in fiberglass
Alcohol
13°
Bottles
2.200

Saittole

Saittole comes from "sagitte" - the arrows in Latin, and in Frascati they were called "le marze", the vine shoots that were cut to be planted or grafted. This wine was created to be part of the Frascati tradition, that is a wine with different types of grapes. This is the reason why we liked the idea of saittole ... that is, the exchange of vine shoots that has always taken place in history, giving life to several biotypes and wines, in many contexts.

Vintage
2015
Typology
Lazio white Igt
Grapes
Malvasia (60%), Trebbiano (40%)
Maceration
three days on skin
Aging
in steel
Alcohol
13,5°
Bottles
3.500

Garbagorba

Garbagorba literally means "the fox" – gorba- "likes" - garba -, and it is a story that some winemakers of the Castelli used to tell. It is about a particular type of white grapes, which turned red for a short time, and then returned white again. For this reason, it was also called gabbagorba - "fox trickery". We liked the idea of using this name for a rosé wine that comes from Cesanese grafted upon old Malvasia plants.

Vintage
2017
Typology
Lazio rosè Igt
Grapes
Cesanese
Maceration
none
Aging
in "damigiana" - glass of 54 l
Alcohol
12°
Bottles
314

Ferrigno

Ferrigno is one of the names once given to the Cesanese biotype grown in the Castelli Romani, before the bizarre decision - the PDO in 1966 - to make our area known only for white wines. It is a very special "common" Cesanese of which we produced few bottles in 2014. The same variety was then grafted, re-expanded and planted in a new field in 2017.


Pentima

Pentima comes from the name of the valley where we are located, found on historical maps: Pentima dei frati. According to the Treccani dictionary pèntima (or pèndima) noun (from medieval Latin, pentoma, of pre-Latin origin) is “a local name given to sloping land on the banks of the volcanic lakes of the Alban Hills, near Rome.” The wine is made from grapes of a small plot - since1958 - on a more "red" and clayey soil than usual. 

Vintage
2017
Typology
Lazio white Igt
Grapes
Malvasia (90%), Trebbiano (10%)
Maceration
six days on skin
Aging
chestnut barrel of 6 Hl
Alcohol
12°
Bottles
961