RAMPA DI FUGNANO is a winery in the San Gimignano region of Tuscany, Italy.
OWNERS Gisela Traxler and Herbert Ehrenbold, who are Swiss, bought the estate in late 1990. Initially thought they could stay in Switzerland and come here at weekends but soon re-located here full time. Gisela was a teacher at a private school. Herbert was a salesman for IBM computers.
STAFF Consultant oenologist: Paolo Caciorgna.
VINEYARDS At 220-250 metres. When the current owners bought the estate the existing vines had been planted at 1,500 vines per hectare. New plantings were made at 7,000 vines per hectare for Sangiovese and Merlot, and Vernaccia and 6,000 vines per hectare for Vernaccia.
CERTIFICATION 2004 First vintage with full organic certification. The owners later decided to stop bothering with certification but without changing the way they farmed. 2018 Bio sans papiers.
IGT COLLI DELLA TOSCANA CENTRALE BIANCO, VI OGNI 100% Viognier. 2002 Exotic ripe dessicated fruit plus oak notes from barrel fermentation. Low acid finish. Distinctive cidery style at the winery on Monday 15th February 2005.
VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO DOCG, ALATA 100% Vernaccia. This was called Ballata until 1995 but the name was changed to Alata in 1996 due to a trademark issue. 2000 Fresh, ripe clear, stone fruit and varnish at the Vernaccia Vintage tasting Monday 14 Feb 2005. 2003 100% Vernaccia. Fermented in stainless steel and concrete tanks. Warm year. Peach and cider apple fruit at the winery on Monday 15th February 2005.
VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO DOCG, PRIVATO 100% Vernaccia. From a single site. 1995 Debut vintage. 2002 Fermented in tank, then 6 months in used barrels. 2002 Mix of exotic yellow fruit and cider at the winery on Monday 15th February 2005.
IGT TOSCANA ROSSO, UN ROSÉ È UN ROSÈ
CHIANTI COLLI SENESI DOCG, VIA DEI FRANCHI Sangiovese, Canaiolo. 2002 Unoaked. Sangiovese plus 15% Canaiolo. Soft, some spritz, evolved, rich ripe at the winery on Monday 15th February 2005.
IGT COLLI DELLA TOSCANA CENTRALE ROSSO, BOMBERTO 100% Sangiovese. 2000 100% Sangiovese. 100% barrel aged (mix of 225-litre barrels, 570-litre tonneaux and 2,000-litre wooden vats. Nice firm/soft wild fruit; crisp centre, jammy almost but without being extracted, integrated alcohol at the winery on Monday 15th February 2005.
IGT COLLI DELLA TOSCANA CENTRALE ROSSO, GISÈLE 100% Merlot. 1997 First vintage. 2002 100% Merlot. Firm generous fruit and oak (50-80% new) at the winery on Monday 15th February 2005.
IGT COLLI DELLA TOSCANA CENTRALE ROSSO, SIR ALONE 100% Syrah.
TOPAZIO From air-dried Trebbiano and Malvasia.
CORDELLUVA Grappa di Chianti 42º alcohol by volume.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
POGGIO AL BOSCO
CONTACT Rampa di Fugnano, Loc Fugnano, 55 / I-53037 San Gimignano (SI = Siena), Italy / Tel+39 (0)577.941655 Email email@example.com / www.rampadifugnano.it