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.
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.
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.
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