Fongoli Laetitia Bullarum Frizzante
Grapes: Trebbiano Spoletino
Fongoli is an historic Montefalco estate dating from the early 1900s when Decio Fongoli began farming grapes and olives alongside the breeding of pigs and cattle. Since 1999 the estate has been run by Decio's great-grandson Angelo who follow the traditional approach of ageing in large oak barrels, vinifying with indigenous yeasts, and working with local Umbrian varieties including Sagrantino and Trebbiano Spoletino. Today the property - managed entirely along biodynamics principles - extends for about 35 hectares, of which 23 are vineyards, with the rest made up of olive groves, woods, truffle grounds and meadows.
The Laetitia Bullarum frizzante is 100% Trebbiano Spoletino, hand-harvested and gently pressed into old barrels where it stays on the lees for 3 months. Once stable it is bottled with the addition of some frozen must to begin a second fermentation in bottle, where it is left undisgorged. An exotic nose of peach, passionfruit and honeysuckle with a soft, creamy mouthfeel elevated by fine bubbles and vigorous acidity.