91 Pts Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2006 Montefalco Rosso Riserva is a pretty, mid-weight red laced with cherries, dried flowers, sweet tobacco and licorice. Soft, silky tannins frame an expressive core of bright red fruits through to the long persistent finish. This beautifully balanced, harmonious Montefalco Rosso Riserva from Fongoli is highly recommended. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2021."
"Fongoli is an excellent source for delicious, reasonably-priced wines from Umbria." 91 points - Antonio Galloni - Wine Advocate
"A rich, luscious blend of 70% Sangiovese, 25% Sagrantino, and small amounts of Montepulciano and Merlot, harvested by had in mid-October. After 10 days on the skins in cold-soaked maceration, the wine is aged 30 months in large Slovenian-oak barrels then 6 months in bottle. Its deep ruby color with hints of garnet introduces a fruity bouquet of blackberry and toasted oak. The wine is well-balanced, with silky tannins and an excellent finish." -Importer
"The Fongoli estate is located in the heart of the Umbrian wine country, amid the rolling hills of Montefalco, the home of the Montefalco Sagrantino D.O.C.G. and Montefalco Rosso D.O.C. The Fongoli family has dedicated over 80 years to winemaking in Montefalco, beginning with the purchase and renovation of the San Marco estate in 1927 by Decio Fongoli Calvani. Since then, grape cultivation and winemaking have become a passion, passed down through three generations to the vineyardâs current owners, the brother/sister team of Angelo and Simona Fongoli. The idyllic Fongoli estate comprises 40 hectares of land with olive groves, oak trees and 26 hectares of vineyards. At the center of the property, the family home, a traditional Umbrian farmhouse, stands adjacent to a newly renovated cellar filled with large Slovenian-oak barrels. Next to the barrels, vistors can taste the familyâs wine and see historic winemaking equipment and bottles of the earliest Fongoli vintages. Between this farmhouse/cellar and the vineyards, stands the modern fermentation and bottling facility where the family produces their wine every year."
"The Fongoli Montefalco Sagrantino D.O.C.G., Montefalco Rosso Riserva D.O.C. and Montefalco Rosso D.O.C. are all estate-produced and -bottled in accordance with the traditional winemaking methods of Montefalco that Decio Fongoli Calvani employed almost a century ago. The wines are all hand harvested and aged in large Slovenian oak barrels ranging in size from 5 to 40HL and age from 5 to 40 years. Sagrantino, a rare varietal grown only in this area, is one of Italyâs most intriguing yet lesser-known noble varietals, and this traditional-style version is sure to offer a special experience. All the Fongoli reds are perfectly suited to hearty pasta dishes, red meat, wild game, stews, and aged cheeses. Fongoli wines are produced with respect and attention to environmental sustainability." -Importer
This wine also scored 87 points by the Wine Spectator.