Sangiovese terroir

La Fortuna estate covers forty hectares

and is divided into two bodies: the northwest area, below the hill of the historic center of Montalcino, and the south area, near the Castelnuovo dell'Abate village with the vineyards overlooking the Alta Maremma.

The main part where the farm center is located is on the northwest side, surrounded by the beautiful UNESCO heritage landscape of hills, vineyards, and olive trees. The company owns thirteen hectares of vineyard land here, to which other five hectares planted on the southern slope are added

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The total eighteen hectares are between ten and thirty years old and are all currently trained to bilateral spurred cordon, of which thirteen and a half hectares are registered for the production of Brunello di Montalcino, two for the production of Rosso di Montalcino, two for the production of Sant'Antimo, and the remaining for the production of I.G.T.

A good Brunello is born in the vineyard

in the terroir of Montalcino, an area with very diverse characteristics that gives a unique fruit, which in the right hands, skilled and competent, becomes wealth.

Northwest slope

From the estate vineyards located on the northwest slope, we have a Sangiovese from which we obtain savory and mineral wines, with elegant and important aromas and a nice acidic content—a great potential for aging. The land here is of medium slope positioned at an altitude ranging from 280 to 350 m asl, very different from plot to plot. Soils rich in skeleton of Eocene origin, marl, alberese, and tuff alternate with looser sandy and clay ones. The particularly mild climate allows slow and good progressive ripening of the fruit.

South slope

In Castelnuovo dell'Abate the vineyards are located on rocky, mineral-rich soils with poor organic matter (not very fertile) and very well-drained, with significant slopes at an altitude of about 250 m. asl. In addition, the location is sheltered from the prevailing northern winds and the brackish ones from the sea, resulting in a warmer climate with an excellent day/night temperature range that favors optimal grape ripening. The resulting wines are structured, intense, and powerful with important alcohol content and a spicy bouquet.

At La Fortuna, Brunello di Montalcino is the combination of the two areas, aspiring to harmony and a perfect balance between body and bouquet, structure and aromas, aiming to be a wine with character, balanced and elegant.

Olive grove

The farm also produces olive oil, typically Tuscan, from the four hectares of Moraiolo, Leccino, and Frantoio cultivars that frame the farm.

The remaining eighteen hectares are used as arable land, where an excellent

Durum wheat is cultivated with the Farfalla trademark of the Region of Tuscany.

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Innovation and suggestion

History, tradition, and research fuel the evolutionary process of our Brunello

The La Fortuna Winery is located beneath the original winery building, a semi-basement building that has been progressively expanded as the vineyard area has increased, due to the recent purchase of the La Campana estate with the winery below.

The whole is divided into various areas; the winery's vinification room is innovative with thermo-regulated steel tanks and state-of-the-art technology,

while the aging area, a traditional, charm-filled environment, features Slavonian oak barrels with a capacity of twenty-seven hectoliters, where Brunello is aged in both the Vintage and Reserve versions. The aging of Brunello Giobi, Rosso di Montalcino, Sant'Antimo DOC, and Rosso Toscano IGT takes place in the La Campana aging cellar where the wine is received in barriques and tonneaux of fine French wood.

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The entire winery complex and winery center were conceived in strict compliance with the best recovery of the Tuscan farmhouse and winemaking tradition, compatible with new winemaking requirements.

La Fortuna is a testament to how tradition and innovation come together to extract the best from each product and vintage with the goal of preserving the elegance and uniqueness of the wines and enhancing their personality.

The average annual production is about 100 thousand bottles, of which:

50,000 of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG,
20,000 of Rosso di Montalcino DOC,
15,000 of Sant'Antimo DOC
and 15,000 of Rosso Toscano IGT.

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