Soil composition: stony
Training system: Guyot
Vine density: 4,000 buds/ha
Yeald per hectare: 60 ql of grapes
Area of production: Porrona – Cinigiano, Monte Bendico – Arcidosso
Grape variety: Malvasia and Trebbiano
Fermentation: natural fermentation in amphora and steel without the addition of yeasts.
Short maceration on the skins, without temperature control.
Aging period: 12 months in amphora and 4 months in bottle
Color: golden yellow and amber
Flavors: fresh acidity, straw and dried flowers, peaches and exotic fruits
Pasta with tomato sauce
White meat (poultry, rabbit)
Fresh and flavoured cheeses
“Fontenasso” is a really special wine as it tells us, already on the nose, its sincerity and transparency as well as its clear, unambiguous message: “I am a clean, handmade, therefore artisanal wine, processed as wine once was (but with modern technology and know-how), as a result of these people’s passion and love for this territory”. It is a straight, sincere, as well as pleasurable and balanced, wine. Indeed, the grapes from which it is made, i.e. Trebbiano (70%) and especially Malvasia (30%), make it an aromatic, soft, very agreeable and appealing wine. Its making includes some peculiar steps. First and foremost, ten-day maceration on skins: a bold practice, therefore seldom used nowadays, which provides the wine with a powerful golden colour and intriguing aroma and palate intensity. Also, it is unfiltered, a technical choice attesting this wine’s naturalness. A further peculiarity worthy of notice is its long ageing (6 months at least) in steel and glass. This means that, against any business or market logic, Fabiani puts it on sale a year later than usual, therefore the wine matures, ages, improves and is enhanced as time goes by. Its best food pairing is probably with Tuscan “Ribollita”, but it also accompanies fish and white meat in a decidedly agreeable manner.
Golden yellow, simultaneously showing deep and bright shades.
Rich and complex, its aroma recalls ripe yellow fruit, dried flowers, hay, aromatic herbs and includes some enjoyable honey scent as well.
Soft as it enters the mouth, even though one can taste freshness and a slightly tannic texture balancing its round notes. Its sip is well-balanced, full, and rich, with a fresh, clean finish.