Tenimenti d'Alessandro Fontarca 2011
Pino Calabresi, winemaker

Tenimenti d’Alessandro Fontarca 2011

$17.00

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With vineyard roots dating back to 1967, Tenimenti Luigi d’Alessandro was born as an experiment in planting Rhone River Valley varietals “under the Tuscan sun” near Cortona in Tuscany.  Until then, the local Cortona wines were mostly made of Sangiovese and Trebbiano – both noble native grapes, but Massimo d’Alessandro felt that the particular soil, elevation and climate of the Chiana Valley could do wonderful things with Syrah and Viognier.  He was right.

Building on the grand success of Cortona Syrah and curious about what the local terroir could do with white Rhone varietals, Massimo experimented with Viognier grapes to produce a 100% in purezza Viognier wine from the rocky soils of the Cortona foothills.

Pino Calabresi has recently taken the lead at Tenimenti d’Alessandro as winemaker, carrying on the traditions that Massimo established while adding a unique touch to the wines.  Pino’s Fontarca 2011 vintage shines with the characteristic floral notes of lavender with peach.  Acidity levels are good, giving the wine a balance and brightness that is unique for Viognier wines.

Bottle Size:  750ml

Alcohol: 13%

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Additional Information

Weight 3.0 lbs
Vintage

2011

Bottle Size

750 mL

Grape Varietal

Viognier (100%)

Alcohol

13%

Region

Toscana

Bottles Produced

4,000

Servings per Bottle

4-6 glasses

Serving Temperature

40-48 degrees F

When to Drink

Drink now through 2019

Aging

12 months in 40 hectoliter oak barrels, followed by aging in the cellar lasting 18-20 months.