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Time, wine and Territory of Val d'Orcia

Article written by Johanna Ekmark and published on the website www.caffeitalia.se

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"Before embarking for Rocca D’Orcia, I first stopped by Gabriella and Antonio, who run the Valdorcia Terra Senesi winery down the road from Roberto. Born from the passion of two friends for Val D’Orcia and its capacity for nourishing the soul with good wine, the Terra Senesi vineyard has practiced biological production since the 1990s. I had a nice chat with the owners while sipping a glass of Ripario Orcia Sangiovese, jotting down the name on my list of wines to remember before bidding them farewell and continuing on."

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Time, wine and Territory of Val d'Orcia - Valdorcia Terre Senesi

Doc Orcia between territory and identity

"Sommelier Toscana" magazine, July 2015 

Review by AIS Toscana 

Val d’Orcia Terre Senesi
100% Sangiovese

Ruby-red Intense fruity aromas of juicy marasca cherry. Sweet notes of licorice and iris. Round and soft on the palate, fruity notes leading to a manly tannic structure.

Val d'Orcia Terre Senesi: bio inside

Published on I GRANDI VINI July - August 2014 

A new prize for Val D’Orcia Terre Senesi

Article published on I Grandi Vini in September 2013 

A Gold medal for “Ripario”, but the (organic) winery goes ahead and invents a vintage wine: “Sornione”.

A new prize (after the one assigned by the German magazine Selection) arrives at Val D’Orcia Terre Senesi, the winery of Castiglione d’Orcia that produces high quality and natural wines. Orcia Rosso “Ripario”, a selection of the best Sangiovese, with a 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon (that with the new disciplinary will becom a 10% of autochthonous varieties), has been awarded with the gold medal and 92 points by Biowein-Preis, a German magazine that promotes the organic wines. But the winery is ready to propose a new wine. Antonio Rovito - with Gabriella Giannetti (export manager) – says: “Our cellar is ready to present a new label: an Orcia Sangiovese Riserva (24 month of ageing, 18 of which in wood) that will be called “Sornione”, a wine that keeps silent until it comes the right moment to give its best. The winery respects the organic disciplinary and the good rules of wine-making; in fact, it has enlarged its cellar to make room for the new born, and let it rest as long as it needs. 


Val d’Orcia Terre Senesi presents its organic wines

Published on I GRANDI VINI Magazine - Genuary/February 2013

Antonio Rovito talks about the results of his hard work in the vineyard and in the cellar to make wine in a land always suited for great red wines

“The excellent quality of our wines is the result of a careful work in the vineyard, a rigid selection of grapes, a natural controlled fermentation and a long ageing in selected oak barrels”. With these words Antonio Rovito, manager of Val d’Orcia Terre Senesi, describes the results of a winery that proposes to the market high quality organic wines. Soon the winery will present its labels at Prowein in Dusseldorf. The range of wines by Val d’Orcia Terre Senesi is rich, based on Sangiovese and branded Doc Orcia: Riparosa Orcia Rosato, Calicepieno Orcia Bianco, Scarabotti Tuscan Igt, Bucaccio Orcia Rosso, a wine subjected to an average ageing, Ripario Orcia Rosso, a wine subjected to a long ageing. All these labels are the purest expression of a land always suited for great red wines.