ownerThe Ravaioli family and Group
- Soil Type: Medium-textured soil, Clayey
- Varieties Cultivated: Sangiovese, Merlot, Trebbiano, Chardonnay, Bombino Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc
- Country: Italy
- Winemaker: Celita
The history of Poderi del Nespoli spans four generations of Romagna winemakers with an unshakable faith in their land and its fruits, tirelessly dedicated to its promotion by means of constant research and improvement.
In 1920, Attilio Ravaioli opened one of the most renowned restaurants in the Bidente Valley in Cusercoli, and started making wine. With the increasing popularity of the wine, his sons, Antonio and Amleto resolved to give up the trattoria so that they could dedicate themselves entirely to wine production. They went on to acquire Podere Prugneto to produce wines made from their own Sangiovese grapes, and later set their sights on the Riviera Romagnola, where the F.lli Ravaioli label was created.
In the meantime, Valerio was learning from his father Amleto and his uncle Antonio. Valerio introduced two important innovations: the reduction of grape production per hectare, and the use of French barriques in the ageing process. He then set about looking for a distinctive image to convey this new direction and was inspired to create the label leading to the debut of Prugneto, a single variety sangiovese superiore. Since then the wine’s motto has never changed: “Everyone else makes sangiovese, we make Prugneto.”
The entire property was renovated during the mid 80s and additional land was purchased in the Nespoli area. The F.lli Ravaioli estate became “Azienda Agricola Poderi dal Nespoli”, under the ownership and management of Fabio, Antonio’s son.
Currently, Celita, Valerio’s daughter, is the winemaker, and in 2006 her endeavours were crowned with the most prestigious recognition ever: the 3 glasses of the Gambero Rosso. A year later Celita repeated this success.
Poderi dal Nespoli produces high quality wines whose spirit masterfully combines the dream of Alfeo Martini with those of the Ravaioli family: to export ﬁne Romagna quality onto international markets. The Ravaioli family and Group established the company towards the end of 2009. In early 2010, under the supervision of Alfeo and Marco, works began for the creation of the current Poderi del Nespoli estate, with cellar and facilities, vineyards, the Bottega del Vino shop and the Borgo dei Guidi agritourism.