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The smallest of the properties of Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute, Tenuta la Fuga is classified for Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino wines.
About the Brand
- One of the most prestigious properties in the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.
- Produces highly regarded and long-lived expressions of the Sangiovese grape
- Releases wines under two appellations: Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino
- The Folonari family has been producing wine in Tuscany for eight generations.
The smallest of the properties of Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute, Tenuta la Fuga is located in the region of Montalcino, whose borders delineate the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The property is owned by sisters Fabia Cornaro dell’Acqua and Giovanna Cornaro Folonari, who is the wife of Ambrogio Folonari and mother of Giovanni.
A Gem in Montalcino
Located west–southwest of the town of Montalcino, Tenuta la Fuga was originally part of the Camigliano estate. The 75-acre property was split from that estate in the early 1980s and sold to owners who developed it over two decades before selling it to the Folonari family in February of 2002. Of the estate's total area, 25 acres are planted to vines registered under two appellations, with 16.25 acres classified for Brunello di Montalcino and 4.37 acres classified for each of Rosso di Montalcino and IGT Toscana. The only variety grown is Sangiovese.
The Folonari Story
The Folonari family began making wine in Tuscany in the 1700s. Today, Ambrogio Folonari and his son Giovanni are counted among Tuscany’s top winemakers, presiding over estates in each of Tuscany’s primary areas of production.
Until 2000, the extended Folonari family owned the primary Nozzole and Ruffino brands as well as some smaller estates in Tuscany. In that year, the family redefined its company structure, subdividing the estate vineyards and reapportioning brands to create two new entities, of which Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute is one. The father and son are dedicated to producing distinctive, small production wines on new properties they have developed in addition to existing estates, creating a group of estates that is among the most prestigious and respected in Italy. Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute includes Tenuta di Nozzole, Tenuta del Cabreo, Tenuta Campo al Mare, Tenuta la Fuga, TorCalvano, Spalletti and Santa Martina.