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The Fornace is a small family-owned company that traces its origins to the 18th century. Over time, the family of sharecroppers was able to achieve ownership of this tiny, prized parcel of Sangiovese Grosso. Today it is owned by Fabio Giannetti, third generation, who assumed responsibility for the entire winery in 1994 as a young man. They produce, small quantities, of Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, and in the best vintages a Brunello Riserva. The vineyards are in the heart of the Montalcino hill at 400 meters above sea level. The name of the winery is derived from an ancient brick-firing furnace unearthed on the property. Each of their wines is taken care of with wisdom and passion that is passed down from generation to generation.
La Fornace means "the furnace" in Italian. The winery is located on the "hot" face of the hill of Montalcino, ideally suited for fully ripe grapes. The winery focuses its expertise by producing only three wines from the singular grape of the region.
Aging: 12 Months in Slavonian oak casks
Tasting Notes: 100% Sangiovese. Dense red color with a bouquet of red cherry, olive, earth, and leather, supple mouthfeel with a medium body and balance on the palate. Excellent with red meats such as steaks or stews, it is also welcome with fresh cheese or very lightly seasoned.
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