Located along the Monte Calvo Crest in the Village Gavorrano
Flanked by the mesmerizing hills of Metalliferous, Rigoloccio is a historical winery having its base in Maremma with a powerful territorial Tuscan footprint. The name Rigoloccio came from the Tuscan word, flumiciattolo, meaning a small spring surrounding the rows of vines. It also depicts a historical pyrite mine, an ancient abandoned tower which is visible from the winery building.
Grape Cultivation has been Prevalent in Maremma Since Seventh Century AD
It is vivid from the documents and imparchments that Vitis Vinifera in Maremma was imported from ancient Greeceby Etruscans. Since then, the grapes are being cultivated in Maremma, supported by fertile terroirs and pedoclimate. Rigoloccio was founded in 2002 by Pierre Marie Guillaume and Fabrizio Moltard. The duo began working on 23 hectares of vineyards in the hilly region. Over the years, they introduced various state-of-the-art techniques in the cellar and vineyards.
Twenty-Three Hectares at the Foot of Metalliferous Hills
The winery owns 23 hectares of arable land in Alta Maremma, comprising vineyards, olive groves, and cork oaks. From the very beginning, the company’s main focus was set on growing international grape varities, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Chardonnay, Fiano, and Pinot Noir. The winery team uses state-of-the-art equipment in the vineyards to ensure the quality of the berries, yielding around 60 quintals of grapes per hectare. The harvesting and grape selection are done manually, ensuring the best bunches are picked for wine production.