Fertuna - Press Comments

Maremma, Tuscany, Italy


Dropello 2019

“Elegant white Sangiovese with appealing aromatics: lemony and herbal, zesty grapefruit and candied peel. Lovely depth of flavour; the mineral-citrus palate is balanced with poised acidity. Crisp and clean; try it with spring and
summer vegetable pasta dishes.” 91 points

Julie Sheppard, Decanter
July 2021


Droppello 2014

“An unusual white sangiovese – made from early picked grapes, which retains the floral and delicate perfumes of the grape. The red grapes are treated as if making a white wine, with fermentation off the skins, leaving a very herby, minerally, flavourful, off dry white aperitif”

Rose Murray Brown, The Scotsman
21st January 2017

“Intense, but delicate, aromas of garden herbs and white fruits. On the palate, the wine is fresh, dry and minerally, with a pleasant delicacy and a good persistence.”

Tim Worth, Derby Telegraph
7th May 2016


Droppello 2013

“…Moving up to a really rich and impressive white, check out Fertuna Droppello Toscana Blanco 2013, a white Sangiovese. It’s dry with lots of white fruit aromas and flavours as well as herby hints and a touch of minerality but with a lovely citrus zing to finish. This is actually a great wine with creamy sauces – turkey stroganoff anyone?”

Paula Gracey, Belfast Sunday Life
27th December 2015


Pactio  2011

“This is an inexpensive super-Tuscan from the recently revived Maremma region of southern Tuscany, south of Siena and Montalcino. Sangiovese, the same grape as Chianti, is mixed here with cabernet sauvignon and merlot in this memorable blend. It has a delicious red cherry and tea leaf nose with a riper fruit palate than Chianti. Try with roast lamb, guinea fowl or mature cheeses.”

Rose Murray Brown, The Scotsman
20th December 2014

“The word Toscana is a mighty one on wine labels – it means Tuscany, a huge region making whites, reds and sweeties. Established in 1997, this estate in the south of the region is a joint venture between Giuseppe Meregalli and the Marchese Nicoló Incisa della Rochetta, who makes Italy’s most famous wine, Sassicaia. Pactio is a work of art and a relative bargain, too.”

Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail Weekend
2nd September 2014


Lodai 2015

“Aromas of currant and flower leaf follow through to a medium body, firm and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Needs a year or two to soften.” 91 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
28th August 2017


Messiio  2013

“Plenty of berry and fresh herb character. Hints of chocolate, too. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a flavourful finish. Merlot. Nicely done and fun to drink now.” 92 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
28th August 2017


Messiio 2012

“A dense and jammy red with dried fruit and raisin character. Full and juicy. Powerful and long. A little overdone for me but interesting all the same. Drink or hold.” 91 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
20th July 2016