Montalcino, Italy

The Fattoi family vineyards and winery are situated in the beautiful landscape of Montalcino, facing towards the rivers Ombrone and Orcia, near the “Chiesa di S. Restituta”. The temperate climate of this area is considered exceptional for the vineyards, with the influence of breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea in the hot dry summers and the protection of the massive mountains in the area from violent storms. The Azienda is run by the family patriarch Offelio together with his two sons Leonardo and Lamberto who are dedicated in all phases of the wine production, and his granddaughter Lucia who’s in charge of the administrative part of the business. The Fattoi family is famous for their unfiltered, full-bodied wines that are rich in color and aroma. They started production in 1979 and originally sold their wine “sfuso” (unbottled).
fattoiBrunello di Montalcino DOCG
This exceptional Brunello is made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, hand harvested in October, soft pressed, and vinified in stainless steel tanks for 15-20 days at a controlled temperature of 25-28°, then refined in stainless steel tanks from March to May. The wine is aged for a minimum of 5 years with at least three & a half years in oak and chestnut casks and a further 6 months in the bottle. This is a powerful wine with dark fruit flavors reminiscent of black currants and blackberries, firm and uplifting tannins, and a long sweet fruit finish on the palate. Excellent when served with game meats, steaks, sausages and dishes such as pasta with meat sauces, rosemary-pepper beef rib roast, dishes with mushrooms and truffles and aged cheeses. Decanting for two hours before serving is recommended in order to appreciate all the nuances and flavors this beautiful wine has to offer. This is a long aging wine that can be cellared for 10-12 years or more.

2008 - 93 points Wine Spectator.