Montefalco Rosso Riserva DOC "Serpullo"


60% Sangiovese/20% Sagrantino/10% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Merlot. From biodynamically farmed, certified-organic, hand-harvested estate fruit. Named for and in honor of a long-time Fongoli vineyard worker, Serpullo is a selection of bunches from a co-planted parcel of the oldest vines (planted in 1975). Fermentation occurs with native yeasts and minimal sulfur in open vat without temperature control and with daily punchdowns. The wine is aged for a minimum of 3 years in old Slavonian oak botti. It is bottled without fining, filtering or the addition of sulfur. 

92 points
"Black cherries, sage, leather, tobacco and ashy soil notes all come together to form an earthy yet incredibly alluring display on the 2015 Fongoli Serpullo Montefalco Rosso Riserva. On the palate, velvety textures usher in an intense wave of tart raspberry strewn with minerals and fine tannins that collect on the senses, as brisk acids maintain balance. The finish is long and perfumed, resonating on savory herbaceous and peppery notes, with structural heft that clenches down on its residual sensations of fruit. This blends if 60% Sangiovese, 20% Sagrantino, 10% Cabernet and 10% Merlot, farmed biodynamically, fermented with ambient yeasts and refined in large Siavonian oak. It's really quite unique, almost like tasting a basket of flowers, yet it keeps you coming back over and over for another intriguing sip."
Eric Guido,
, May 2020

Product Line: 
Red blend (mostly Sangiovese)
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