Fuligni was founded in 1923 by the Fuligni viscounts, an ancient Venetian family who moved to Tuscany around 1770. The present owner is the exquisite Maria Flora Fuligni, who works side by side with nephew Roberto Guerrini Fuligni, enologist Paolo Vagaggini and agronomist Federico Ricci, in charge of vineyard management. For Fuligni, terroir is the essence of great wines as well
as the cultural legacy of generations of winegrowers who work a piece of land to capture its best exposures and to perfect cultivation and aging techniques. Everything from vineyard management to grape selection focuses on showcasing the land. The grapes are vinified separately according to cru, in a classically inspired international style characterized by a strong backbone of acidity and smooth, polished tannins. All of Fuligni’s wines are consistently judged among
Tuscany’s finest. The wines are aged in a restored convent, which was transformed into a barrique cellar, tasting rooms and guest quarters. The former convent’s cool, cloistered tranquility is perfect for aging wine.
The property covers approximately 247 acres east of Montalcino, historically the home to the most classic of Brunellos. The surface comprises almost 30-32 acres under vine, principally located at I Cottimelli. Most of these acres are devoted to Montalcino’s own Sangiovese while the rest is planted with Merlot, which complements the SJ blend. The older vineyards are 1,250-1,480 feet above sea level, mainly east and southeast facing, with galestro marl, sand and gravel.
The most recent vineyards have been planted on clay and tuff soil.