Step 1Season the ribs with salt and pepper. Cut between each rib to get individual riblets.
Step 2Place a 3-quart soapstone pot on medium-high heat and heat about 10 minutes, until a piece of pork fat will sizzle. Brown the ribs, 4 to 5 minutes per side, in batches, returning all to the pot at the end. Add the thyme, basil and garlic. Add the wine a little at a time. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and cook until the ribs are done, 1 hour to 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Step 3Five minutes before serving, taste and season to taste with salt and pepper.