Fattoria Fugnano, positioned within the territorial context of San Gimignano (Si), where Vernaccia is the undisputed queen and white pearl within a historic land of reds, cultivates other autochthonous red berry varieties as well such as Sangiovese and Colorino. Additionally, there are some international varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The combination and union of these varieties, which have attained in Tuscany and beyond, fertile ground for growing and expressing themselves, are for our company, the perfect mix of tradition and innovation that we seek. In fact, their coexistence on our land allows us the maximum territorial expression and testimony.
The harvest of our grapes is always done exclusively by hand. This allows us to have a direct relationship with the plant when the fruit is collected, such as carefully selecting of the bunches in the field, an action that is repeated once again when the grapes are received in the cellar. The harvest period generally begins between the second week of September and ends around the first ten day of October.
The winery, directly set in the landscape framework of Borgo di Fugnano, over time, has undergone continuous modernization, allowing us to actualize our endless goals of constant research, preservation and commitment to detail which has always driven us in the production of our wines.
In fact, the winery is equipped with predominantly thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks, which can accommodate all the grapes produced on the farm and allow us to be able to follow each phase of winemaking in the most precise and analytical way possible.
In conclusion, we find the area of maturing and aging, where bariques and tonneaux are the masters and where, in recent years, a 25 hectolitre barrel has been added for the production of our top line “Donna Gina.”