Fontarca IGT Toscana

Tenimenti D’Alessandro

Pronunciation
fon-TAR-kah
Year
Current Vintage
Type
White
Winery
Tenimenti D’Alessandro
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Luca Currado Vietti, Filippo Calabresi

Overview

Since the 2007 harvest, FONTARCA white has been made with 100% Viognier grapes from vines originally planted in 1991 with a per hectare density of 7000 plants, and more recently (in 2005) with a per hectare density of 8500. The vineyards are located on land belonging to the winery at an altitude ranging from 290 to 300 metres a.s.l. For the 2007 vintage, we chose to significantly reduce the number of bottles produced (from a 15-thousand-bottle average per vintage to just 7000). The reason behind this decision was a desire to wholly identify the wine with the Viognier grape, moving away from the winery's tradition of using significant amounts of Chardonnay, with a view to making a clean break with a more international model in favour of fully embracing a vine especially well acclimatised in the Cortona area.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Voignier
Vinification
6-8 hours skin contact, pressed and fermented in 20hl trunk-shaped used oak barrel
Aging
Aged 18 months in 20hl trunk-shaped used oak barrel
Alcohol
13%
| Appearance
Straw yellow with greenish glints.
| Aroma
A fresh and spicy white with pineapple, passion fruit and light honey character.
| Taste
Medium in body. Clean finish.
| Serving Suggestions
Cave aged Gruyere or parmiggiano reggiano, grilled prawns, sea bass and pasta with shellfish or forest mushrooms.

Fontarca IGT Toscana

Suggested Retail:
$36.00
CSPC#:
727214
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6