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Fonterenza, an ancient 35ha estate at 420 metres above sea level, whose origins date back to 1462, near the village of Sant'Angelo in Colle was revived by the Padovani family in 1975, planting 4 hectares of it with vines in 1999; 24 hectares remains undisturbed woodland and 7 hectares is given over to olive groves. The winery was installed in 2002, coinciding with the inaugural vintage. In the quest for perfect fruit lies a commitment to organic viticulture by the Padovani sisters, Francesca and Margherita. They pore over the vines, often assisted by their father and mother. Vinification takes place in 17.5hl new slavonian oak fermenters, using only wild yeasts, followed by 'affinamento' elevage in larger 37hl slavonian oak. No fining or filtration takes place prior to bottling of what is only a few hundred cases of each wine.