Ventolaio

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino DOC

100% Sangiovese

Annual production: Riserva 2,000 bottles, Brunello 37,000 bottles and Rosso 18, 000 bottles

Luigi Fanti is the 5th generation owner of the farm located on a windswept hill overlooking the Sant' Antimo Abbey, a couple of kilometers southeast of the town of Montalcino.  Luigi, his wife and two sons are completely hands-on, managing every aspect of the growing cycle and vinification process to produce the highest quality wine using natural and organic methods.  The wines are made in a very traditional and elegant style, using only large oak for aging.

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Harvest: By hand

Total area under vine: 14 hectares

Total production of the farm: 67,000 bottles

Farming method: Sustainable and in conversion to organic from 2016.

Fermentation and Vinification: The juice is fermented using only wild yeasts and macerates on the skins in stainless steel for 20-30 days.  The wine is then aged in 3000-liter Slavonian oak barrels, 12 months for the Rosso, 48 months for the Brunello and 72 months for the Riserva.