Tenuta La Fuga is located in the historic village of Camigliano southwest of Montalcino. The proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea, the soils rich in fossils as a result of the lands that emerged in the Pliocene epoch, and the sediments of the now extinct volcano Mount Amiata, characterise the Sangiovese variety cultivated for the production of Brunello, also giving it softness, power, intensy and elegance.
Sangiovese grosso, also called Brunello in the municipality of Montalcino, is the Sangiovese clone suited to the production of the three appellations, Rosso, Brunello and Riserva. The bunch is medium in size, winged and compact with a medium and compact grape. The pedo-climatic features of this slope of Montalcino contribute make Brunello of Tenuta la Fuga a harmonious, mineral wine characterised by a long length.
This estate, owned by Folonari since 2001, is the smallest of all the family estates with 9.8 hectares of vineyards and about 2 hectares of olive groves. The vineyards of Tenuta la Fuga are divided into three lots ranging from an average age of about 30 years up to the youngest of 10 years. The farmhouse is spread over three levels: in the basement there is the wine-making cellar, at the intermediate level the barrel room while on the first floor the accommodation area characterised by a terrace overlooking the surrounding landscape.
Tenuta la Fuga wines
The estate makes La Fuga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Le Due Sorelle Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG and La Fuga Rosso di Montalcino DOC, higher versions of Sangiovese Grosso that age in 25-hectolitre Italian oak.