2017 Fertuna Lodai Maremma Toscana DOC

21.95 18.14
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Fertuna
Year 2017
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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Fertuna is located in the very south of Tuscany in the Maremma. The Fertuna winery is owned by wine merchant Giuseppe Meregalli from Monza. He earned his money with the worldwide distribution of the wines of Sassicaia (Tenuta San Guido). San Guido's owner, the Marquis Incisa della Rocchetta, even lent him a hand at the start, revealing some of his winemaking secrets. The Marquis now even signs for 2 wines from this domain, namely the red wine Pactio and the white wine Droppello. The company is under the expert leadership of Paolo Rivella, scion of another great winemaking family in Italy. His uncle is Enzio Rivella and was the founder of some great Tuscan estates such as Banfi and is still regarded as one of the leading figures in the Italian wine world.

The domain is located on the Roman Via Aurelia Gavorrano and lies between Grosseto and Folonica. In addition to the classic Sangiovese, international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are also planted here. Remarkable is the Droppello, a white wine made from the Sangiovese grape! Fertuna is a discovery with its own style, halfway between the elegance of the great Chiantis and the sultry, tinged Bordeaux wines of Bolgheri.

The Super Tuscan Lodai from Tenutata Fertuna is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20% and Sangiovese 10%. The vineyards are located on a terroir of clay, marl with pebbles and shells and oysters as this area was just sea in the distant past and this terroir is actually the seabed. The wine was allowed to mature for 12 months in French oak and then for a minimum of 6 months in the bottle in the cellars of Fertuna. In the glass, the Lodai is Intense ruby red with red fruit, pepper, chocolate and tobacco in the nose. In the mouth this super tuscan is full bodied, intense and long lasting. This super-tuscan has similarities with a beautiful burgundy. The wine is beautifully balanced and has a nice acidity and the tannins are well integrated.

WINEMAKER NOTES: Lodai is the symbol, the flagship, of Fertuna Warm and soft, but concentrated, is a wine of extreme ELEGANCE

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Fertuna
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 91
Tasting Profiles Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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