Wine made from Sangiovese grapes, produced on its own farm land in Montalcino in Tuscany located on various altitudes: from 250 to 400 meters above sea level. East and south-east exposure. The terrain is divided into two distinct podiatry areas: the one adjacent to the cellar consists of land mainly composed of “Pietraforte” sandstones; those in Pianacci and Sant’Antimo are made up of mainly sandy soils, mixed with a skeleton consisting of galestro schists and the presence of fossils. The vineyards are espalier-trained, pruning is bilateral spurred cordon, average 25 30 years. The wine is produced with grapes obtained with careful biological agronomic care, certified “Valoritalia” with a low production per hectare, the harvest is manual. Fermentation is traditional and carried out in wooden and steel vats for 20-25 days. Then there is the aging for 36 months in oak barrels of size from 10 hl to 33 hl.
Review by Drew Innes (IG @yournextwines & @mysommsays )
Another great wine from Jerry at Riverdale Wines. 2018 Fornacella Brunello. Cool label with the art deco name. And labels matter! Very aromatic in the glass with dried red flowers, roasted herbs, coffee, olive notes and bone marrow. Pretty stewed red fruits bring it all together. The palate is warm and supple with seamless toasty oak supporting the fruit, earth and spice that coats your tongue. Great acidity provides cheerful energy that makes it last and stick around for a very satisfying finish. Decant if you want but it isn’t necessary. It drinks perfectly right out of the bottle and evolves with each sip. Consider this your summer ribeye wine! Consignment only from Jerry.