We vinify in our CELLAR

Where the wine ages

The quality of Ramaddini wines is due to careful work in the vineyards and the knowledge we channel into every single winemaking activity, and ageing in carefully selected barrels to ensure optimal micro-oxygenation.

The crossroads of winemakers with a wealth of knowledge

The art of the winemaker: vinification

Every stage of winemaking, from harvesting the grapes to bottling, is carried out under the watchful eye of the winemaker Davide Monti, who supervises and plans each operation in a controlled environment.
The coordinator is the oenologist Carlo Roveda who has been monitoring the progress of the processes for years, certifying what has proven to be time-honoured quality.

Waiting patiently: the ageing process

Over a period that can range from a few months to three years in barriques, tonneaux or steel silos, the wine ages and gains its balance.

In keeping with tradition, ageing is carried out for just the right length of time to exalt the wine. The true satisfaction then comes from seeing the delight on the faces of those who taste the final result in the Ramaddini winery.

A place with the scent of history

The allure of our winemaking business also lies in the location: an ancient wine warehouse built in the second decade of the twentieth century near the winery of the Marquis Antonino Starrabba who, together with the Florio and Bordonaro families, revived the wine industry after the phylloxera insect pest was eradicated.

The Sicilian nobleman set a precedent in the area, leading to the construction of other warehouses. The must was loaded directly from the cellar into the holds of sailboats through “vinodotti”, special wine ducts crossing the 800 metres of land to the sea.

The ancient warehouse that is now our winery was built by a family of Genoese merchants around 1925 and bears all the hallmarks of an era of great ferment, even after the arrival of the railway in 1935. We are active witnesses of that past, and we own and use a whole range of tools passed down by generations of local farmers.

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