Montalcino Tuscany, Italy
Owned by the Fattoi family, the Capanna "Azienda"
is situated in the beautiful landscape of Montalcino,
facing towards the rivers Ombrone and Orcia, near
the "Chiesa di S. Restituta". This is the area
recently "discovered" by Angelo Gaja, where the
Fattoi Family have been for many generations.
The Azienda is run by the father Offelio and his
two sons Leonardo and Umberto who keep an enthusiastic
eye on all the details of the wine production
from the vineyards to the wine cellar. The Fattoi's
are famous for their unfiltered, full-bodied wines
that are rich in color and aroma. They started
production in 1979 and originally sold their wine
"sfuso" (unbottled). Today they produce about
550 cases of Brunello and 850 cases of Rosso &
export their wines to Switzerland, Germany & America.
Fattoi is considered the Biondi~Santi of the New
Age of Italian Winemaking.
Fattoi Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino
Rosso di Montalcino
Rosso is an appellation for red wine from Brunello
grapes of Montalcino (Sangiovese Grosso) not aged
long enough to qualify as Brunello. Usually lacking
the austere, tannic complexity of aged Brunello,
Rosso di Montalcino makes excellent drinking at
a lower cost,. As Italy’s first alternative appellation
to DOCG, this gives growers the option of using
grapes from the vineyards for either Brunello
or this younger DOC. In good years they may select
superior grapes for wines to be aged as Brunello,
while declaring the rest as Rosso di Montalcino.
Often referred to as the "Baby Brunello" , Rosso
has a deep ruby red color with a round, elegantly
full, velvety quality in the mouth.
Brunello di Montalcino
Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, which has been
aged for four years; three and a half years in
oak or chestnut casks which is one of the distinctive
characteristics of this wine. A further period
in the bottle completes the work , making it gentler
to the nose and palate. It is full with spicy
fruit flavors and a velvety finish. Excellent
when served with game, meat and cheese dishes.
At maturity it is excellent for sipping.