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Family cohesion is a top priority at La Fuga Winery. The Tuscan winery is situated in the midst of beautiful, unspoilt nature not far from Camigliano on the south-western slope of Montalcino. This means that it is located in the warmer part of the DOC cultivation area, which is influenced by moderate air flows from the Maremma. The Brunello in this area are therefore also somewhat rounder and softer than their conspecifics.
Since 2003, Ambrogio Folonari and his son Giovanni have been running the smallest vineyard in the kingdom, with the Fattoria di Nozzole in Chianti as their parent company. The property belongs to the two sisters Fabia Cornaro dell'Acqua and Giovanna Cornaro Folonari, the wife of Ambrogio and mother of Giovanni. In recent years, the Tenuta La Fuga has made considerable progress under the supervision of the Folonaris.
Although the grapes in the estate are harvested quite early, there is still a risk that the winegrowers will harvest overripe fruit due to the slightly higher temperatures. The predominantly clayey soil at an altitude of about 400 metres is well ventilated due to the considerable skeletal content. The smallest property of the Folonari family covers approximately 20 hectares, almost half of which are planted with vines. The wines of the house are characterized by a modern style. They are characterized by freshness and harmony.
Although the Tenuta La Fuga was only founded in the year 2000, Ambrogio and Giovanni were able to gain a lot of experience in the winemaking trade. Giovanni, for example, studied oenology at the University of California, Davis, and names his father as well as the French oenologist Michel Rolland and the "winemaker" Franco Bernabei among the most important influencers in his career to date. Before the turn of the millennium, the landowner worked for Robert Mondavi and Ruffino, among others.
In addition to the headquarters and the estate in Montalcino, the Folonaris also have wineries in Montepulciano, in the Chianti subzone Rufina and in Bolgheri (all Tuscany) as well as estates in Friuli and Franciacorta.
"Father and son have everything under control, as the constant high quality testifies." Gambero Rosso
Year founded: 2003
Owners: Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari
Oenologist: Attilio Pagli
Vineyard: 10 hectares