Fattoria Forano * Villa Forano (Marche)
It’s not always easy to build on the success of our parents, but the Lucangeli children are doing just that. Fattoria Forano’s wines, offered under the name “Villa Forano,” have long been terrific. Tasting the latest vintages shows that sisters Chiara and Benedetta and brother Francesco are taking this venerable estate to the next level.
Fattoria Forano enjoys a unique microclimate with vineyards high in the hills but only 15 miles from the Adriatic Sea. The vines benefit from the region's diurnal temperature changes and drying maritime winds that ventilate and cool the vineyards. Forano’s Ribona whites show amazing purity, grace and elegance. And their reds, based on the Montepulciano grape, show the power, refinement and complexity we associate with some of Italy’s top wines. These wines are proof that Marche wines can compete with some of the best Italy has to offer.
On a recent visit with Fattoria Forano, it was endearing to see the locals stopping by the winery to fill their containers with wine for their families. Such tradition is as much a part of the Marche as the best bottles of wine. While wine making in the Marche has never been better, culturally, the Marche reminds us of Italy’s romantic past. It’s increasingly rare to find this wonderful dichotomy and it’s what makes the Marche so special.
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