Historic company, with high quality wines available for investors or distributors!!!
It is Società Agricola Fondi Rustici Montefoscoli SrL, located in Toscana (Pisa Province), with origins dated back to the twelfth century; after many vicissitudes, it is now owned by the Province of Pisa, among the shareholders there also is Palaia district where it is located. Since 2005 they have been producing wines with “Supertuscans” style, with excellent value for money.
These organizations, as public, can no longer invest in the company, then a proper intervention is needed: an investor or even a distributor which could take advantage of these great products with a certain order.
I got to try the 2 products that currently serves the company (classification: Toscana IGT) and I did not imagine the price range, or that a Tuscan company with such a historical value and with such a care behind each label was not in conditions of full success before I got the legal situation.
The production began in 2005 and in 2006 they also started the conversion to become organic (so from the vintage 2010 wines will be both certified as organic). In addition, from vintage 2011, the second wine “Muro dell’Aquila” will be a DOC (Terre di Pisa).
- ASOPARDO: the first wine from a good 50% of Sangiovese (indigenous grape) in addition to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is produced only in the best years with separate vinification of the varieties and aging in barrique. I tasted the vintages 2008 and 2007. The first (2008) is still very young with hints of pepper, blacks berries, licorice and a hint of coffee on the nose; in mouth it is warm and with a freshness that is not fully integrated requiring a bit of time. Wine from 2007 vintage is complex with tertiary aromas, spices, leather, chocolate but also pepper and black currants. Certainly more balanced, still young.
The retail price is about EUR 13 and it is amazing for the quality and also the production area.
- MURO DELL’AQUILA, the second selection, the graper are the same (for a good 50% Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, but here Merlot – prevails on Cabernet). The 3 varieties are fermented separately and aged in cement. I tasted the vintages 2008 and 2009. The wine is ready to drink more than the previous one. Vintage 2009 has aromas of red berries, cherries in spirit, it is still young with a nice freshness. The wine of the 2008 vintage is round, good intensity on the nose. Again I would be very curious to try it in a few years.
The retail price is about EUR 6, further comments are unnecessary!
The third selection is available in bag-in-box often requested by some countries as in northern Europe.
Despite the 40 hectars (100 acres), the total production is around 20,000 bottles.
I do not think that the estate will be available for long!
Wine samples have been kindly submitted by the company