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“Capitani di Parte Guelfa” and is situated in proximity of an ancient “Via di Cresta” (Ridge Road) connecting the Val di Pesa and Florence with the Val d’Elsa and the “Via Francigena”, the principal route used by the crusaders from France and Northern Europe in their travels through Siena and Rome to Apulia, from where they sailed to the Holy Land. Our family started to modernize the production in 1940 and has been bottling and selling wines and Extra Virgin Olive Oil using this brand since 1968. Our Production As from 2006 all cultivation has been carried out strictly in accordance with the regulations for organic farming and therefore all Fattoria La Ripa’s products are certified as ORGANIC (“biologico”) by Bioagricert. Most (80%) of our production of wines, olive oil and grappa is exported to the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Russia, Norway, Switzerland and to the countries of the European Union. The traditional product of the winery is Chianti Classico DOCG Fattoria La Ripa, its Riserva, and the Gran Selezione, made from the best Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes produced in the estate’s south facing vineyards at an altitude of 400 m asl. In addition to Chianti Classico, the winery also produces a dry IGT wine (Supertuscan) called “Santa Brigida”. This wine, made from our selected Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes, is aged in French oak barriques. Our other wines are “Chianti DOCG Le Terre di Monna Lisa” and the “Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Le Terre di Monna Lisa” (both made from Sangiovese, blended with a small amount of Canaiolo and other grapes, depending on the wine). Another traditional product is our Fattoria La Ripa Vinsanto D.O.C. of Chianti Classico, made from partially dried Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes with a small addition of Sangiovese, slowly fermented and aged in sealed oak