Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Fonte Venna DOC

Fonte Venna is the Lamaletto family’s entry-level Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and it is every bit as important as their pinnacle product, as it is the wine you ‘meet’ first. That may be why Il Feuduccio’s owners chose a name that would say a lot about their philosophy and values. The Venna stream crosses the appellation and has provided local farmers with sustenance for centuries. The winery’s founders Gaetano and Maria Lamaletto named this characterful red to celebrate their daily labor and the ancient farming traditions of Abruzzo.

Pure Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes are harvested in fall, and vinified in stainless steel with two weeks of pumpovers. The wine ages twelve months in oak barrels and twelve months in bottle before being released. A lovely varietal character, featuring spice, brushwood and berries.

Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Finland, Malaysia

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Vinous90
  • 2015 | Wine Spectator88
Grape Varieties:

100 % Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

15 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

24-28 °C (75.2-82.4 °F)

Maceration technique:


Length of maceration:

15 days

Malolactic fermentation:


Fining agent:


Aging containers:

Oak Barrels

Container size:

50 hL

Container age:


Type of oak:

French and Slavonian

Bottling period:

Early summer

Aging before bottling:

12 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months


Diam cork



Vineyard location:

Orsogna, Abruzzo

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay

Vine training:

Pergola (Abruzzese)


432 meters (1,417 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

1,600-4,000 vines per hectare


3.2 ton/acre


southeastern, southwestern

Years planted:


Age of vines:

20 years approx.

Time of harvest:

Early October

First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

Intense ruby red in color, with an elegant and fruity bouquet showing distinct varietal character, spicy notes, brushwood and red berries confirmed on a structured and persistent palate.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Excellent with red meat and aged cheese.

Aging potential:

4-10 years




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