Fattoria Le Fonti is located in Poggibonsi in Siena province, Tuscany, Italy. (Confusingly, there is another winery with a similar name in nearby Panzano in Greve in Chianti). Fattoria Le Fonti has vineyards in both the Chianti Classico DOCG and Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG regions. 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 (From 1990 Paolo Caciorgna began an overhaul here). | 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. The first vineyard that Paolo Caciorgna replanted was the Vito Arturo in 1991
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