Equivalent Bottle Price £59.99
Terroir: The vines are located in Capalbio, on the south coast of Tuscany // Red clay soils // 50 year old vines
Vinification: Skin contact maceration over 11 days in stainless steel tanks // 11 days would make 100% orange wine with many grape varieties, with this Trebbiano, the wine is not totally orange wine style, more a skin contact white.
Founded in 1999 by the twin sisters Margherita and Francesca Padovani, Fonterenza is a 40-hectare estate in the Southern part of Montalcino, Tuscany. Initially tending to 5 hectares of olive orchards, the sisters quickly became interested in producing wines and planted the first vines in 1999 then added more in 2002 and 2005. Their 4.2 hectares of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted on clay-limestone soils at 420 metres above sea level. With a bit of help and advice from winemaker friends Thierry Puzelat and Pierre Overnoy, they quickly brought their own sensibility into their wines and now craft beautiful Brunellos. Or is it Brunelli?