Fondo San Giuseppe

Brisighella (RA)

Tasted March 12, 2017 by quaglia with 113 views

Introduction

We were hosted for a guided visit in the vineyards, located in medium hill, at an altitude of about 400 metres, sorrounded by woods.
Traditional imprint, only using endemic yeasts.

Flight 1 (7 notes)

White
2014 Fondo San Giuseppe Colli di Faenza Tera Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Colli di Faenza
79 points
Nice, brilliant golden yellow, consistent.
A bit sulphur at the beginning, then opening to some mineral notes (gypsum, hydrocarbons). Floreal.
Dry and medium rounded. Good acidity and minerality.
Intense, persistent and medium fine. Coherent nose/mouth. More minerality than fruit.
25/45 Y.O. vines
White
2015 Fondo San Giuseppe Ciarla Ravenna IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna IGT
83 points
Brilliant light golden yellow.
Very nice and complex at nose: a good aromaticity and mineral/Hydrocarbons hints. Notes of ripe fruit and sweet wood.
Dry, rounded. Good acidity and minerality.
Intense, persistent and fine. 50% in new tonneaux. Wood is not covering a nice fruit and a strong minerality leading to a persistent closure.
AiS: 85/88 2017
White
2015 Fondo San Giuseppe Rundinera Ravenna IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna IGT
84 points
Light golden yellow.
Intense and fine at nose: ripe yellow fruit, chamomile and mineral hints.
Intense, persistent and fine at taste. Dry and rounded. Good acidity and high minerality, but overall balanced.
AiS: 89/90 2017
White
2012 Fondo San Giuseppe Rundinera Ravenna IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna IGT
85 points
Old golden yellow. Consistent.
Intense and complex at nose; fine. Ripe fruit, hazelnuts, chestnut honey. Mineral (hydrocarbons) hints.
Dry and rounded at taste; Good acidity and always very high minerality. Some agrumes, bergamot notes.
Medium persistence, with a dominant minerality.
White
2011 Fondo San Giuseppe Albana di Romagna Fiorile Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Albana di Romagna DOCG
81 points
Light amber.
Intense, complex and fine at nose: dry fruits, apricots, dattes. Mineral and ether note.
Dry and rounded. Good acidity and minerality, with a distinctive tannin.
Intense, persistent and fine.
Great acidity, with an evident minerality, leaving fruit in suborder.
Only cement and natural yeasts.
Red
2015 Fondo San Giuseppe Collanima Ravenna IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna IGT
82 points
Actually 80% Albana rossa
Purple red, with pink rim.
New wine at nose, wild cherries.
Dry, alcoholic (14,5%) and rounded. Good acidity and nice fruit. Tannins a bit dusty, but overall balanced.
Nice structure, remembering Lacrima Morro
Rosé
2016 Fondo San Giuseppe Ésor Ravenna IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna IGT
82 points
Light pink, a bit cloudy.
Nice at nose: wild roses and strawberries. Mineral hints.
Dry, with a good acidity and minerality..
Nice fruit, passing in new tonneaux, not covering the wine characteristic.
Young.

Closing

Wine show a very nice personality. High minerality is a typical note and white wines show a surprising and promising vitality.

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