Fuligni “S.J.” Toscana IGT
60% Sangiovese and 40% Merlot. Fuligni “S.J.” Toscana is concentrated and voluptuously textured. Rich, ripe, mellow, structured, packed with berry fruit, and intriguing nuances of underbrush, spices, and incense.
“For Fuligni, terroir is the essence of great wines, and is the cultural legacy of generations of winegrowers who work a piece land to capture its best exposures and to perfect cultivation and aging techniques just as the Fulignis have done over the last century at their estate in Montalcino.”
Grapes: 60% Sangiovese and 40% Merlot
Vineyards: From the La Bandita vineyards near Montalcino
Altitude: 984 feet above sea level
Soil: Stone and clay
Vine Training: Mono/bilateral spurred cordon
Vine Age: 12-30 years
Time of Harvest: Early to Late September
Vine Density: 2,024 vines per acre
Total Production: Varies greatly depending on the vintage, from 2,000-9,000 bottles annually
Vinification Process: The grapes undergo temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel. The must remains on lees for 18 days in stainless steel vats.
Aging Process: The wine ages four months in stainless steel before aging 4 to 12 months in Allier oak tonneaux. Finally, the wine ages in the bottle for three months.
Alcohol Content: 14.00%
Winemaker: Paolo Vagaggini
Cellaring: Up to 5 years