Our ancient barrique cellar is an enchanting place. It is under its austere arched brick ceiling that our wine evolves, immersed in soft light and sacral silence.
The barrique cellar was built by the marquis Cosimo Ridolfi, a legendary Tuscan winemaker and agronomist who created one of the first Italian botanical parks back in 1800. To ensure the best environment for the wine maturation, the cellar was built as an underground room: its stable temperature and ideal humidity level are crucial during the aging of wine in oak barrels and barriques.
Each wine requires a suitable container to enhance its peculiar characteristics. In our cellar, there are a total of about fifty barrels, including those of French and Slavonian oak, and barriques.
At Villa Bibbiani we care about tradition but also rely on research to achieve the highest quality. For this reason, the barrel room also houses amphoras made from Impruneta terracotta and Cocciopesto materials. This particular aging method, which was largely used in the past, allows respecting the authenticity of the wine.