La Fortuna | Estate winery in the Montalcino region of Tuscany. Red and white wines are made under the Sant’Antimo DOC. Red wines are made under the Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.
Owner | Gioberto Zannoni (+39 347 9849180). The Zannoni arrived at La Fortuna in 1907. Now in its fifth generation. Angiolino and Quirina, husband and wife, were the first generation. They made a small amount of wine. In 1950, Angiolino and Quirina handed the management of the farm to their son, Gino and his wife Iva Zannoni. They worked as sharecroppers, until they became independent in 1965, the year they purchased the farmstead. Their son Gioberto and his wife Felicetta then followed.
Vineyards | The estate and its historic vineyards and winery are in Località La Fortuna, Montalcino , an area on the hill as you drive down from Montalcino via the main road towards Buonconvento, just below where the Fuligni winery is. I spoke to Gioberto’s son Angelo (04 Feb 2020) by ‘phone and he told me ‘our estate is in Località La Fortuna. We are not in the area of Cottimelli. Our next door neighbour Fuligni is however in Cottimelli, directly up the hill leading to Montalcino itself.’ More land was purchased in the Castelnuovo dell’Abate area south of the town of Montalcino. The company has 33ha of land. This is divided into 11 hectares of specialized vineyard, 2 hectares of olive groves and 20 of land for sowable crops.
Sant’Antimo Bianco DOC | 100% Viognier
Sant’Antimo Rosso DOC | 100% Sangiovese.
Fortunello | 100% Sangiovese.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC, La Fortuna | 2011 Medium crimson core. Limpid, pinkish rim. Shy nose, red fruit there but hiding slighly, needs coaxing. Lovely palate, relaxed tannins, quite wide but not overbearing, with punchy raspberry fruit supporting. Clean finish with plenty of mouthwatering fruit to appreciate. Frank and savoury (at the consorzio with Ian d’Agata, 28 May 2013). | 2013 13,333 bottles. 6 months in barrrel. Menthol nose, quite cool, bright modernist and so a bit soulless, a well done joint-the-dots red (Benvenuto Brunello 2015).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, La Fortuna | 2000 Not much aroma, very light palate, bit tannic and dry, seem to have good terroir as old vine depth (Benvenuto Brunello 2005). | 2010 20,000 bottles. 4 years in botti. Juicy red fruit, nice weight and clarity, good length and well rounded, with decent savoury tannin, and integrated alcohol (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2014 Nice mix of oak and cranberry fruit, light, more like a Rosso-Brunello than Brunello (at Benvenuto Brunello 2015).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, La Fortuna | 2006 Bottled.
Az. Ag. La Fortuna
Podere La Fortuna
Loc. La Fortuna, 83
I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.848308 | www.tenutalafortuna.it