Grapes: 100% Brunello
Montalcino’s vineyards are sheltered by Mount Amiata and kept dry by sea breezes from across the hills to the west. Densely planted vineyards produce low average yields, allowing wines with concentration, complexity and considerable aging potential. Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. Maceration lasted about 15 days in steel vats before malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. The wine was aged in large Slovenian oak casks for three years and then one year in bottle before release.
The wine shows intense red berry aromas with leather and incense notes. On the palate, clean, juicy, herb-inflected flavors take over before robust, polished tannins on the long finish.
This wine pairs well with beef and lamb, venison, boar, game birds and hard aged cheeses.
GRAPES: 100% Brunello
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
AGING: 3 years in Slavonian oak, 1 year in bottle
points of distinction
- A Brunello of considerable aging potential
- Matured for a total of 4 years in cask and bottle before release
about the grape +
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
The smallest of the properties of Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute, Tenuta la Fuga is one of the most prestigious properties in the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.