Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
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.
2012 was, beyond doubt, a vintage with excellent maturing and aging potential. After a rather cold winter, spring was relatively warm, in keeping with normal trends. The vegetative period started during the second half of April, as expected. Summer was very hot, with scarce rainfalls. The rainfalls in late summer and early September restored the balance and created the best conditions for the most important ripening phase of the Sangiovese grapes. The grapes achieved optimal characteristics, both in terms of health and analytical parameters. The month of September was very good from a meteorological standpoint. Acidity was optimal, and extractable polyphenols were in high quantity and well balanced.
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, and hard aged cheeses.
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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.