Tenuta Riccardi Winery
The vineyards of Tenuta Riccardi are located in the Oltrepò Pavese area, in Soriasco Casino, Santa Maria della Versa Pavia.
The winery was founded in the early twentieth century by a grandfather who had a passion for tradition and authenticity of the products.
Today the winery is headed by Mr. Mariano, who combines a passion to wine expertise. Each vineyard has been meticulously designed with the choice of the composition of the soil, planting density, the forms of breeding and selection of the best vines.
The authenticity of the product is guaranteed by the rigorous exclusion of the use of fertilizers and chemical pesticides.
The harvest and the early stages of vinification are carried out in full respect of nature and with the help of advanced technologies thus ensuring a product of the highest quality.
Interview with producer
Which are the future projects for your cellar?
We want to let know our wine to more clients, to widen the cellar and finally to increase a little bit the production.
In your opinion, how much is important the improvement of the quality of the wines you produce?
It has always been our main aim, since the company foundation because, only like that the clients keep on buying our wines.
If you have to convince a customer to buy your wine, what would you say to him?
We produce only “artisanal” quality wines dedicated to the final consumer. They are not sold in big shops.
Which is your favorite thing of your work, and which is the worst?
The most fulfilling things are the sale of a great product and the direct contact with the customers. The worst thing is knowing that there are some Oltrepò Pavese “wines” of not very good quality which are closed out for few euros.
If the Prime Minister would call you and he would ask you a wine for a very important dinner, which wine would you suggest him, and why?
As this wine had good feedback, the Cabernet IGT without additional sulphites has to be matched with a home-made ravioli dish.
If you have to give an advice to all the cellars of your territory, what would you advice?
To be always focused on the quality.
In the last years the web commerce is expanding a lot, the online wine shops are growing up more and more; how do you consider this market news?
In a positive way because it easily put in contact the product with the consumer, which was an unpredictable thing twenty years ago. I think in the future the online wine sell will increase more and more.
Why have you decided to commit the sale of the wines to the online wine shop Uritalianwines?
Because it is a solid web site, managed by some resourceful guys with great developing perspectives.
Which is the wine you would suggest to the online Uritalianwines customers and why?
ORODELPO Cabernet IGT without additional sulphites. It is a fresh and particular wine different from the typical Cabernet Sauvignon. It is ideal for who is intolerant to sulphites and for who wants to drink a “natural” wine.