Fibbiano Sanforte IGT Costa Toscana (750ml)
Aged CheeseGameRed Meat
The staff at Bishop’s Cellar are excited to have a few wines from Fattoria Fibbiano in the shop thanks to a happy accident at a Prowein, where Jason Macleod thought he was going to a meeting to taste Burgundies and ended up tasting some delicious organic Tuscan wines instead. He then suggested that our colleague Jason Macphee seek them out later at VinItaly to confirm that the wines he tasted were as delicious as he thought. Indeed they were and so we ordered them for you.
Fattoria Fibbiano is a family-run, certified organic farm. Giuseppe, the father, deals with the general management of the estate and takes care of the vineyards and countryside. Matteo, the eldest of the two sons, is in charge of marketing the wines and his brother, Nicola, is the winemaker who oversees the entire wine-making process. Three generations of the Cantoni family live in one part of the 1,200 m2 farmhouse which also houses the agritourism. The land surrounding the farm is only treated using organic fertilizers and human intervention is kept to a minimum. From the point of view of energy consumption, the agritourism is completely self-sufficient with a 30-KW photovoltaic plant, a solar plant for the production of fresh water, and central heating which uses the wood obtained from pruning the river banks and from clearing the woodland.
Intense ruby red color with garnet reflections, persistent aroma of fruits, with notes of pepper and tobacco. On the palate the wine is rich and smooth, elegant with silky tannins. Enjoy with red meats, game, mature cheeses.
Made from an ancient clone of Sangiovese, from the IGT Costa Toscana San Forte IGT. The vines grow on soils rich in marine shells. The grapes are manually harvested in late September / early October. The grapes are gently destemmed, crushed and go into specialized stainless steel tanks for a 10 day alcoholic fermentation initiated by wild yeasts. The wine ages for 4 months in cement tank where the malolactic fermentation takes place, later 12 months in Slavonian wooden barrels and finally 12 months in bottle.