Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino
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Vineyard/Proprietary Brunello di Montalcino
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"Fuligni was founded in 1923 by the Viscounts Fuligni, an ancient Venetian family who moved to Tuscany around 1770. The present owner is the exquisite Maria Flora Fuligni, who works side by side with nephew Roberto Guerrini Fuligni, enologist Paolo Vagaggini and agronomist Federico Ricci, in charge of vineyard management.
"For Fuligni, terroir is the essence of great wines as well as the cultural legacy of generations of winegrowers who work a piece of land to capture its best exposures and to perfect cultivation and aging techniques. Everything from vineyard management to grape selection focuses on showcasing the land.
"The grapes are vinified separately according to cru, in a classically inspired international style characterized by a strong backbone of acidity and smooth, polished tannins. The Fuligni range is a complete cross-section of Montalcino offerings, Rosso, Brunello, and Super Tuscan. The yearly production averages between 50,000-60,000 bottles.
"All of Fuligni’s wines are consistently judged among Tuscany’s finest. The wines are aged in a restored convent, which was transformed into a barrique cellar, tasting rooms and guest quarters. The former convent’s cool, cloistered tranquility supplies ideal conditions for their élevage." - Vineyard Brands
“98 points. Ripe berry, Mediterranean brush and spice aromas mingle with new leather on this classy, vibrant offering from historic estate Fuligni. Full-bodied and gorgeous, the savory palate features juicy Morello cherry, star anise, almond and saline mineral notes framed in taut, polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and energized. Drink 2024–2038. 14.5% abv." - Kerin O’Keefe, Nov. 2022
“96 points. Under the leadership of Maria Flora Fuligni since 1971, along with her long-time right-hand Dr Daniela Perino - now the estate’s CEO - Fuligni is one of the denomination’s most consistent performers. The 2018 does not disappoint: it epitomises the elegance of the vintage. A captivating synthesis of florals and earth, the nose radiates pressed violet, lavender and rose with truffle and tobacco accents. It expands in the mouth with flavour rather than weight or brawn. Red currants and orange are amplified by piercing acidity, and well-formed, magnificently textured tannins are chalky and adequately padded, giving layers and profundity. Not pushed beyond its capacity, this will drink beautifully over the next decade." -Michaela Morris, Decanter, Nov. 2022