The area of Scarperia San Pietro, in the territory of Mugello, 25 kilometers north of Florence, was already known in 1465, since here the Medici family owned the Podere Fortuna, the family residence that produced “good” and “vermilion” wine. Despite these noble births, the Podere and, more generally, the Mugello area were unable to develop an adequate wine tradition, partly because of the non exceptional yield of the Sangiovese grape variety (father and master of Tuscan enology) in those lands. The change of direction arrived in 1998 with Alessandro Brogi who started in the valorization of that territory, making of the typical environmental conditions of the zone the strong point of its production, adopting the vine that best adapted it: the Pinot Noir.
Currently the company (recently taken over by the Lowenstein family) covers 31 hectares, managed according to a biological approach, at an altitude of about 250 meters above sea level, with exposures between south-east and south-west. The vineyards are divided in half by a road that separates the oldest Fortuni from the youngest Coldaia, between the valley bottom of the river Sieve and the first hills.
Pinot Noir 1465 is a reserve that sees the light, only in the years of excellence, from the best grapes from both vineyards, selected on a double sorting table and controlled berry by berry after destemming. The fermentation of 20-25 days takes place in truncated conical vats, by means of indigenous yeasts, and is followed by the aging of one year in barrique, 6 months in steel and about two years in bottle, before commercialization.
The 2012 vintage has a bright and relatively dark ruby color, to be a Pinot Noir, with aromas that open on syrup and black cherry granite, to continue with wild blackberries, blood orange, currant, twig of cinchona and pot-pourri, alternating with hematic and woody tones. The taste is decidedly fresh, with good sapidity and retro-olfactory references of roasting, blood, vinyl and wax tones which gradually melt with a final fruity return, also protagonist of post-swallowing persistence.
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