Fongoli Montefalco Rosso
Grapes: Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Montepulciano, Merlot
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 Rosso is a blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Montepulciano and Merlot fermented and aged in large Slavonian oak casks for 18 months. An intense and savoury wine with concentrated aromas of blackberry, cherry, tar, roses, cocoa and liquorice.