Fongoli Montefalco Riserva Serpullo
Grapes: Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Montepulciano
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 Montefalco Riserva Serpullo is a special cuvée made from 40 year old Sagrantino, Sangiovese and Montepulciano vines and aged for a minimum of 3 years in old Slavonian oak casks. Complex and expressive on the nose with rich, dark berries, coffee, liquorice, leather and wood aromas. Opulent and silky on the palate with memorable power and length.