Read about Fuligni
This beautiful property, surrounding a 16th century Medici villa, was founded in 1923 by a descendant of the Venetian Fulignis. The present generations are Maria Flora Fuligni and nephew Roberto Guerrini Fuligni, a.k.a. Professor of Criminal Law at Siena University, who styles the wines with oenologist Paolo Vagaggini. There are 11 hectares under vine on 100 hectares of land on an almost continual strip on the eastern side of Montalcino, divided into four vineyards: San Giovanni, Il Piano, Ginestreto and La Bandita. Over the last decade, Roberto’s profound revision of the winery’s quality criteria – drastically reduced crops and even stricter selection of grapes that are vinified separately according to cru – has maximised the superb potential of his terroir and propelled Fuligni to be amongst the finest in the region. Stylistically, the Brunello captures the middle ground between modern and traditional, bursting at the seams with plum and cherry fruit sustained by a firm, full structure and polished tannins that cellars well for decades.