Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni

Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni is a small estate whose vineyards are located at 200 meters above sea level, the ideal altitude for growing the Vernaccia varietal. It was established in 1959 when the Troiani family, vignerons for generations, moved to Tuscany. Restructured in the nineties, the cellar was renovated and new vineyards were planted in order to produce high-quality wines. Low yields of grapes, careful harvest and pressing of this fragile grape, and conscientious winemaking, have produced Vernaccia wines that continue to grow in quality and fame every year since the first bottling, in 1994. Clearly, this is an estate to keep watching!

Their ever popular, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, is a lively dry white wine from the area surrounding the medieval town of San Gimignano in Tuscany which has a rich history dating back to at least 1286. San Gimignano is famous for its centuries-old towers that dot the town, erected as safeguards to see approaching enemies. Vernaccia di San Gimignano was also the first DOC wine to be declared in Italy, in 1966.

Fontaleoni also produces an outstanding Chianti – at a tremendous value!

Vineyard Management: Disease-control treatments are carried out only when strictly necessary. Only sulfur- and copper-based products are used. No insecticides are used. Only organic fertilizers are used (not very often). Cover crops (grass cover) are left on the rows between the vines and either in all the rows or in every other row. The grass is mowed and left in the rows (the turf is left in place). No herbicides are used. Very low doses of SO2 are added to the wines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Fontaleoni 'Vernaccia' di San Gimignano 2017
" Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni is a small estate whose vineyards are located at 200 meters above sea level, the ideal altitude for growing the Vernaccia varietal. It was established in 1959 when the Troiani family, vignerons for generations, moved to Tuscany. Restructured in the nineties, the cellar
Item Number: 28645
Bottle:$9.95

Fontaleoni 'Colli Senesi' Chianti 2016
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2016 Chianti Colli Senesi is bright, punchy and absolutely delicious. There is a slight element of rusticity, especially in the tannins, but not enough to detract from the wine's pure pleasure. After all, we are talking about Sangiovese. -- Antonio Galloni"  The Wine " 95%
Item Number: 27621
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Fontaleoni 'Vernaccia' di San Gimignano 2016
87  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 87 "The 2016 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is an unassuming wine with a correct and satisfying mouthfeel. The bouquet shows citrus, white peach and dried sage. The wine is fresh and crisp with balanced acidity. There are mineral notes as well that add to the wine's dimension and length."

Fontaleoni 'Colli Senesi' Chianti 2015
"The wine shows notes of cherry, earth and smoke notes highlight this fresh, elegant red, remaining focused through the moderately long finish. Drink now through 2018. 3,333 cases made.  "Wine Information: Sangiovese - 95% Canaiolo - 5%  Vineyard age (year of planting): Sangiovese: 1970,

Fontaleoni 'Vernaccia' di San Gimignano 2015
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "A bright, juicy version, boasting floral, peach, grapefruit and honey aromas and flavors. Pure and elegant, finishing with a characteristic hint of bitterness.”  " Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni is a small estate whose vineyards are located at 200 meters above sea level, the ideal

Fontaleoni 'Vernaccia' di San Gimignano 2014
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" Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni is a small estate whose vineyards are located at 200 meters above sea level, the ideal altitude for growing the Vernaccia varietal. It was established in 1959 when the Troiani family, vignerons for generations, moved to Tuscany. Restructured in the nineties, the cellar

Fontaleoni 'Vernaccia' di San Gimignano 2013
" Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni is a small estate whose vineyards are located at 200 meters above sea level, the ideal altitude for growing the Vernaccia varietal. It was established in 1959 when the Troiani family, vignerons for generations, moved to Tuscany. Restructured in the nineties, the cellar

Fontaleoni 'Colli Senesi' Chianti 2012
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"Wine Information: Sangiovese - 95% Canaiolo - 5%  Vineyard age (year of planting): Sangiovese: 1970, 1980, 1998 Canaiolo: 1970  Soil type: calcarous-clayey Exposure: South-East  Vinification and ageing: Maceration on the skins for 10-15 days in steel and cement vats, maturation in steel