ASLAN – MAREMMA TOSCANA
FABRIZIO MOLTARD – WINEMAKER
Fabrizio Moltard has worked with some of the most prestigious wineries in Italy and is described in the wine world as possessing great professionalism, sensory capabilities and profound experience. He shows enormous respect for terroir and has an extraordinary ability to translate this reverence into the unique identities that he creates for each wine. Decanter Magazine called Fabrizio “the secret ingredient in many top Maremma wineries.”
Fabrizio Moltard graduated from the Facoltà di Agraria in Florence in 1987. He immediately started working for the Marchesi Frescobaldi family at their most celebrated and historic property in the heart of Chianti Rufina. Here Fabrizio trained directly under the Marquis and the chief winemaker until 1995.
In November 1995, Fabrizio went to work for Angelo Gaja. He was primarily at Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino and Ca’ Marcanda in Bolgheri.
In 1999, he started a collaboration with Luca D’Attoma and then started consulting for several wineries including Planeta in Sicily, Agostina Pieri in Brunello di Montalcino, Azienda Agricola Montauto in Manciaco in the Maremma and Montepeloso on the Tuscan Coast. Fabrizio Moltard has worked with Fattoria San Felo since their beginning.
ANNA AND MARIO MONTICELLI - BLENDING
Anna and Mario Monticelli are Napa Valley winemakers that have expanded their wine projects into Italy. They travel to Fattoria San Felo to meet with Fabrizio in the vineyard and winery. Anna and Mario create the blend for the Aslan Maremma Toscana Rosso using Fabrzio’s individual lots. Anna and Mario also work with the Franco Conterno family is the heart of Barolo in Bussia di Monforte D’Alba.
FATTORIA SAN FELO
Fattoria San Felo was created in 2001 by the Vanni family, fueled by their passion for viticulture, their attachment to the farming traditions of the area and their desire to promote the Maremma viticultural appellation. Fattoria San Felo is located in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, on the slopes of Mount Amiata, between the hills of Uccellina Park and Costa d’Argento.
The vineyards consist of sandstone soils rich in schist. The Mediterranean climate is influenced by sea breezes, sun-filled days and cool nights. The sea has an important impact on the local microclimate with temperature variations that are never too extreme. The grapes ripen slowly, leading to fresh and elegant wines rich in taste and minerality.
Their main objective is the production of high quality wines through meticulous care at each stage of the production process, from cultivation to bottling, with the goal of enhancing the flavors and aromas of the terroir through patient and careful attention to detail.
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