La Fuga is in the region of Montalcino, whose borders delineate the zone of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The vineyards are situated at 4304 feet in elevation southwest of the town of Montalcino. The region’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 takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, then the wine is macerated in steel vats before malolactic fermentation takes place. The wine is aged in large Slavonian oak casks and in bottle before release.

92 Points
jamessuckling.com
2017 vintage
92 Points
jamessuckling.com
2017 vintage
Tasting Note
The wine shows intense red berry aromas with leather notes on the nose and palate. The wine is full-bodied with high acidity, polished tannins and a long finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with all types of meat, game and hard, aged cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovesse Grosso
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 4 years in Slavonian oak barrel and 6 months in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • A Brunello of considerable aging potential
  • Matured for a total of 4 years in cask and bottle before release

About the Grape

Sangiovese
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.
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