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La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino 2020  - Invino

La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino 2020

Sangiovese  |  Italy


Rosso di Montalcino is often overlooked for its fancier, more expensive sibling, Brunello di Montalcino. That’s a shame, but we want you to take a closer look here at this La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino. A pure, vibrant, elegant, and juicy expression of sangiovese, from one of our favorite masters of Brunello di Montalcino. 91 points from Decanter doesn’t begin to do this wine justice, but at the amazing price of $22.95 – grab a couple for yourself and decide!  At the very best price in the entire world…trust us, you’ll want to get in on this – NOW. 

La Fortuna dates back all the way to 1907 when Angiolino Zannoni grew crops and raised livestock amongst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. The family carried these trades down through the generations until Gioberto, great-grandson of Angiolino. In the 1950s, Gioberto took over – becoming a steward of the land for his family’s winemaking venture. He still raised livestock but used the profits to buy the land he was renting from their landlord. He was serious about making great wines and decades later – we think he’s succeeded, admirably. 

This Rosso is the best one we’ve ever tasted from La Fortuna. Captivating aromatics of rose petals and cherries, mirrored on the palate and amplified with accents of orange zest, hibiscus, and pomegranate. So supremely soft and supple – this flows like melted butter...with the absolute perfect balance between sweet red berry notes and perfectly integrated acidity. Absolutely fantastic at this price, a wine to drink with absolutely everything, all the time! A couple years in bottle has given this the maturity of a much grander wine, but one with the price point of a bargain basement find. Still plenty fresh, bright, and pretty – this is sure to become a constant fixture on your dinner table. Only $22.95 (the BEST price in the world) for history and value and general deliciousness seems like a steal to me. What do you all think? Fair warning…these might go quickly because I might buy them all, but if you hurry, you may just be able to beat me to them!

About the Producer

La Fortuna began in 1907, with Angiolino Zannoni, Gioberto's great grandfather, growing seed crops and raising livestock. His son Gino followed suit, taking over in the 1950s at a time when the economic landscape was changing dramatically people were fleeing the land in droves to take manufacturing jobs in the cities. Gino knew he wanted none of that, and so he bought the land his family was farming from the landlord. The entire estate is centered around their centuries old Tuscan farmhouse, where the family has lived for over a century. Around 20 acres of vines are planted between two vineyard sites, one near Fulginiae and the other in the south near Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The northern site is a bit cooler, while the southern vineyards are warmer and each year they blend fruit from both locations. The 2016 vintage offers ageworthy wines, structured with profound depth and acidity. The vintage came together with the ideal combination of rain, sun and temperatures.

91 Decanter -
La Fortuna is an old estate in Montalcino, managed since the founding of the appellation, fiercely genuine in style. The ageing here is for six months in big oak vessels and six months in barrique. This Rosso 2020 is slightly herbal at first, with redcurrant and black pepper notes typical of the northern side of the village. The bright intensity of the fruit does not regret the lack of complexity - this is enjoyable for its fresh palate, velvety tannins with chalky grip on the finish, and chewy acidity.

  • CountryItaly
  • RegionTuscany
  • AppellationRosso di Montalcino
  • Aging/Cooperage12 months in 27 Hl Slavonian oak barrels and French Barriques 50% + 50%
  • Alcohol0.14%