Filomusi Guelfi | Fonte Dei Riserva DOCG

$38.95

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The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Fonte Dei of Filomusi Guelfi appears of an intense ruby ​​red color, tending towards garnet. Aromadi ripe wild berries, dried flowers, intense, ethereal with aging. Robust, tannic, full, persistent taste, with hints of dried plum, small berries, sour cherry, licorice and bitter cocoa. It goes perfectly with plenta and osei, risotto with coot, beans with pork rinds, game of hair and / or pen, roast or stewed red meats, spit-roasted eel, Vastese broth, salama da sugo, spicy salami, cheeses hard fermented pasta.

14% Alc/vol.
100% Montepulciano

Gambero Rosso 2 cups
6 Btl/Case

Grape selection, green harvest and green pruning are extremely careful so to obtain a production of 7-10 tons/hectare. The cellar is located in a historical building that dates back to the fifteenth century, but the equipment is extremely modern! Lorenzo realized that wine production not only represented the past history of his family, but also its future. Sadly he passed away in 2018. His son Alessandro was primed to take over and with the guidance of oenologist/agronomist Lorenzo Costantini the new bottlings are exceptional.

The estate is right below the mountains of the Majella (the second highest massif of the Appennines and a national park), in Tocco di Casauria (province of Pescara). The Filomusi family moved here from Pesaro in the 1500’s and became related to the Guelfi family, they moved to Abruzzo from Arezzo. In this way the two families not only merged their name, but also their properties which already included the ten hectares that are still grown within vineyards today. Wine has always been made since those early days. Lorenzo Filomusi Guelfi inherited the estate in 1983. His first wines, the 1987 vintage of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and the 1988 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cerasuolo (a traditional rosè wine), were bottled in 1990.

Tocco di Casauria can be considered the “cradle” of the Montepulciano grape variety: this is also confirmed by documents belonging to the Guelfi family, and dated 1821, that state the production and marketing of Montepulciano grapes (the family still has these documents). The conditions for viticulture in this area are unique. It is a very airy and dry zone. The phenolic and sugar ripening of the grapes is optimal together with an excellent acidity due to the extremely wide temperature range between night and day.

 

Dimensions 10 × 9 × 11 in
Alcohol by Volume

14% alc/vol

Case

6 Bottles, 750ml

Region