2016 Eredi Fuligni Joanni Merlot

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Winery Fuligni
Vintage 2016
Grape Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2040
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Parker and Suckling are quite unanimous and here Fuligni is on the shortlist of the best wine estates in Montalcino and these are of course very famous with their Bruenllo's and Rosso's but Fuligni has recently enriched its wine range with a Supertuscan namely a high-end red wine JOANNI coming from 100% Merlot grapes from a small Merlot vineyard that has been part of the estate for decades. The first vintage was the 2015 and this 2016 is the successor. Fuligni will only make this wine in the top years and as is known, 2015 and 2016 were the top years in this Brunello appellation. This Fuligni Joanni matures for about three years in French oak barrels and then another year in bottle, so this 2016 Fuligni Joanni has only been on the market since 2021. It is of course a Supertuscan because a 100% Merlot coming from the Montalcino hill does not meet the requirements of the appellation.

The Joanni has fresh and full aromas of plums, blueberries, dark spices and vanilla. Juicy and round with ripe and firm tannins but a very nice floral undertone as well as a spicy acidity to give shape and punch. A new merlot super Tuscan from this top producer and is a typical Italian Pomerol.

Vineyard for 2016 Eredi Fuligni Joanni Merlot

The Fuligni family lived in the Tuscan Maremma at the beginning of the 20th century. To escape the malaria, the family moved to Montalcino and in 1923 bought the Cottimelli estate from Gontrano Biondi Santi, named after the 16th-century monastery that stood there. This is the classic zone where Brunello has always been made. Fuligni also bought an 18th century palazzo in the center of Montalcino with beautiful vaulted cellars where wines are still aged today. In 1971, after the death of her father, Maria Flora Fuligni took over the family estate and changed course.

He bought 100 hectares of land, of which 10 hectares are planted in vineyards and is located in an almost continuous strip on the eastern side of Montalcino, where historically Brunello's most authentic production originated. The vines, which extend over ten hectares, are mainly located in Cottimelli at altitudes ranging from 380 to 450 meters above sea level. Here the land, which is mostly oriented towards the east, belongs entirely to the geological formation of Santa Fiora (marl) of Eocene origin and consists of mostly rocky terrain. The lion of San Marco on the label betrays the Venetian origin of the Fuligni family. Fuligni has bought another small vineyard in the south of 2 hectares. The canes were planted around the year 2,000, with a planting density between 3,300 and 5,000 canes per ha. About 1 bottle of wine is produced per stick. The harvest is done manually and involves the personal participation of the owners with often repeated walks between the rows of vines to ensure a rigorous selection of grapes. The different vineyards of Fuligni, S. Giovanni, Il Piano, Ginestreto and La Bandita are harvested separately according to their type of land and exposure, then brought together respecting the type of wine they become (Brunello, Brunello Reserve , Rosso DOC ).

A SELECTION OF THE MANY PRIZES/AWARDS

NY Wine Experience
Wine Spectator Critics Choice Award
(2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001)

Bibenda 2013
Cinque Grappoli
- Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006

Duemilalini
Cinque Grappoli
- 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 2006
- 2010 Brunello di Montalcino 2004
- 2009 Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2006
- 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2001
- 2007 Brunello di Montalcino 2001

Le Guide de l'Espresso
I vini d'Italia
Vino dell'Eccellenza
- 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
- 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004
- 2010 Brunello di Montalcino 2004
- 2007 Brunello di Montalcino 2001
- 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
Slow Wine Grande vino
- 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
- 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Vini d'Italia Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso
- 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2001
- 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
Vini Buoni d'Italia Corona
- 2014 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2007
- 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1999
I vini di Veronelli Tre Stelle blu
- 2014 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2007
- 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
- 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2001
- 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1999

Second wine in the Word's Top Hundred of
“Wine Enthusiast”
Brunello di Montalcino 1999
Siena Verde Awards
(Brunello di Montalcino 1980)
“Here is the list of the 10 top producers of Brunello, in order of preference:
n° 1) Eredi FULIGNI,...”

( J. Suckling, "America loves Brunello",
“Wine Spectator” 30-IX-2005)

“The string of highly successful vintages began here (FULIGNI) in 1983 and there has been not a single misstep for over a decade and a half ”

(“The Wine Advocate” 2005-IV-29)

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Winery Fuligni
Grape Merlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2016
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 94
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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