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Fongoli Umbria Rosso Rossofongoli

$29.00

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Vintage: 2020
Region: Umbria, Italy
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Varieties: 60% Sangiovese,40% Montepulciano

Fongoli Umbria Rosso Rossofongoli is a natty red blend of the ubiquitous Sangiovese grape and the Umbrian specialty, Montepulciano. Bright red berries, blackberries, smoky mineral, and an herbal edginess.Fermented with natural yeasts in open vats without any temperature control. The must is left to ferment with the skins and these are pumped over manually three times a day. The wine is then left to age in steel tanks for several months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no sulfites.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Blackberry, Red Berries

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

11-12%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Louis/Dressner Selections

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Fongoli Umbria Rosso Rossofongoli

Fongoli Umbria Rosso Rossofongoli is a natty red blend of the ubiquitous Sangiovese grape and the Umbrian specialty, Montepulciano. Bright red berries, blackberries, smoky mineral, and an herbal edginess.Fermented with natural yeasts in open vats without any temperature control. The must is left to ferment with the skins and these are pumped over manually three times a day. The wine is then left to age in steel tanks for several months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no sulfites.

About Angelo Fongoli

Angelo Fongoli is the fourth generation to be making wine at the Fongoli family estate. Since the early 2010s, Angelo has taken the estate that was, of course, until the eighties a poly-cultural farm using conventional systemic viticulture, then moving towards an almost monocultural farm, back to a more diverse farming culture concentrating on biodynamic techniques. The estate is now almost 40 hectares of vines, vineyards, olive trees, forest, and natural truffle production. About 20 of these hectares are now planted in traditional grape varieties of the region – Trebbiano Spoletino, Grechetto, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and Sagrantino – the oldest of which are more than 40 years old. The vines have been certified organic by Ecocert since 2013, and since then only the use of sulfur and limited copper have been applied on the vines. The planting of soveccia – legumes, grains, and other nitrogen-rich, complex-rooted plants that open the soil and add nutrients has also become the norm. More recently, Angelo with his wife Letizia have begun working the farm completely in biodynamic techniques, seeking quality grapes over quantity production. They are fully satisfied with the results and now make the wines without the addition of sulfur or any other enological products.

The vinifications range from stainless steel with and without temperature control to aging in barrels or demi-muid, often for many years before release. They also make two wines in amphora that are made in the nearby town of Deruta – Maceratum for the 100% Trebbiano Spoletino white and Fracanton for the 100% Sagrantino red made in the style of his grandfather and great-grandfather. There is also a 100% Trebbiano Spoletino metodo ancestrale frizzante re-fermented in bottle using reserved must. There are also still red and white wines – notably some very traditional Montefalco Rosso, “Bicunsio”, and a riserva, “Serpullo”.