Fattoria Le Fonti | Winery in Poggibonsi with vineyards in both the Chianti Classico DOCG and Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG regions of Tuscany, Italy. (Confusingly, there is another winery with a similar name in nearby Panzano in Greve in Chianti). In the 1950s Arturo Imberti (whose first name bears one of the wines made, see below) purchased the estate. He owned a sawmill in Bergamo and loved coming to this part of Tuscany on holiday.
Owners | Now run by the second generation of the Imberti family: Franco, Ferdinando and Giovanni.
Staff | Simone Randelli (Agronomist, oenologist). | Tommaso Furzi (oenologist). | Consultant: Paolo Caciorgna. | Technical director: Roberto Giannetti.
Vineyards | 2017 140ha of land of which 25ha of vineyards, of which 6 hectares on three plots produce Chianti Classico DOCG. Galestro. 270-300 metres.
Organics | 2007 Started the move to go organic. A reduction in the use of copper-based sprays has been achieved using rock powders and seaweed. Cover crops are sown, typically a mix of legumes, brassicas and crucifers.
Certification | 2017 First vintage with full organic certification.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Fattoria Le Fonti | 2014 Good for the year at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2018. | 2015 100% Sangiovese. Pure fruit, open, clean, mouthwatering. 14.5% | 2016 100% Sangiovese. Ferments in stainless steel. A portion spends 6m in oak, a mix of new, 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. Lovely depth (Anteprima 2018). | 2018 100% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Fattoria Le Fonti | 2013 Bottled. | 2015 100% Sangiovese. Ferments in stainless steel. MLF in barrels, new oak. Old viney depth, clear style, bright tannins (Anteprima 2018).
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Fattoria Le Fonti | 2016 100% Sangiovese.
IGT Toscana Rosso, Fattoria Le Fonti
IGT Toscana Rosso, Vito Arturo | Named after the estate’s founder (see above). From the best grapes in a single vineyard. | 2014 100% Sangiovese. 18 months in French oak. New oak needs time to settle (Anteprima 2018). | 2015 100% Sangiovese.
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOCG, Fattoria Le Fonti | 2011 50% Malvasia Bianca Lunga Toscana, 50% Trebbiano toscano.
Olive oil | From 25ha of olive groves.
Fattoria Le Fonti
Loc. San Giorgio Le Fonti | I-53036 Poggibonsi (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577 935690 | www.lefontipoggibonsi.it