Nebbiolo is a rare grape variety in Umbria although it has a long-established tradition in the same area dating back to the unification period of Italy. As a matter of fact Nebbiolo has come along with the Officers of the Kingdom of Savoy who were aiming to enhance the wine heritage of Umbria that is beautifully characterized by a gentle yet hilly landscape. This is how at the end of the XIX century, this royal grape variety throve in the estate of my great-great-grandparents. A Fortiori has taken patient and laborious efforts in the vineyards and a greater experience in the winery, but the result is an elegant expression of the strong spirit of our territory.
We continue to cultivate the vineyard using the low Guyot method, allowing us to create taller rows of vines with a larger active leaf area, to obtain a better quality of grapes. Grapes are gently destemmed and pressed before being collected in temperature-controlled (26-28°) stainless steel tanks where the fermentation takes place. After the end of alcoholic fermentation and the subsequent malolactic fermentation, the wine is trasferred into oak barrels of various sizes for 12 months ageing. After being bottled, it refines further at least for 12 months in bottle.