Wine News' review of Doc Colli Euganei Merlot I Sentieri 2018

Wine News' review of
Doc Colli Euganei Merlot I Sentieri 2018

“A line inspired by the paths that cross the Euganean Hills, dedicated to the relationship between man and nature. The “I Sentieri” (meaning “The Paths”) labels tell of the green soul of Monte Fasolo, the second investment of the Rossi Luciani family on the hills in the province of Padua, right next to the first estate, Le Volpi. The acquisition of Monte Fasolo in 2017 marks the beginning of a renovation and enhancement of the winery and the surrounding area with a strong focus on sustainability. The vineyards – about 70 hectares – will be certified organic from the 2022 harvest and bring the total vineyard area of ​​the property to 95 hectares, out of a total of 200 hectares of woods and olive groves crossed by trekking paths. The route of the path that crosses Monte Fasolo passing through the cellar has been chosen as a symbol for the labels of I Sentieri. The Merlot Colli Euganei Doc 2018 is the result of a 15-day maceration followed by a passage in concrete vat for malolactic fermentation, matures in French oak tonneaux for 12 months and then refines in 15 hl barrels for a year. It is a soft and sensual wine, with an intense and deep ruby ​​red color. The nose offers deep aromas of black cherry, notes of bitter cocoa, nuances of carcadè and wild herbs. Full-bodied and well rounded on the palate. The tannin is a light veil and its warmth releases tones of licorice and gentian, prolonging the sip.”

Azienda Agricola Le Volpi triumphs at the 23rd EnoConegliano Regional Wine Competition.

Azienda Agricola Le Volpi triumphs at the 23rd EnoConegliano Regional Wine Competition.

On 15 and 16 July, at the Dama Castellana Association in Conegliano, the 23rd EnoConegliano Regional Wine Competition was held, a competition authorised and sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

On this occasion, 493 samples were analysed, presented by 169 Veneto-based companies. An exceptional result was achieved by Azienda Agricola Le Volpi, which presented four wines and obtained two absolute first places and two diplomas of merit.

Azienda Agricola Le Volpi has therefore enhanced the prestige of wine production in the Euganean Hills by obtaining important acknowledgement for the overall quality of its organic wines with thePremio Speciale “Carlo Miconi”, awarded to the wine farm with the highest overall score for the three best wines in at least two different categories.

The award-winning wines are:


  • Le Volpi, 36 Mesi Merlot Colli Euganei DOC 2015

Dama D’Oro Award in the still red wine category with designation of origin made in 2017 or in previous years.

  • Le Volpi, Fior d’Ape Fior d’Arancio Spumante Dolce DOCG 2019

Dama D’Oro Award in the sparkling wine category with designation of origin demi-sec and sweet wines made by fermentation in tanks (Martinotti method).

Diploma of merit for Le Volpi, 8 Mesi Cabernet Colli Euganei DOC 2019 and Le Volpi, Manzoni Bianco Colli Euganei DOC 2019.

AIMANC Italian Championship

AIMANC Italian Championship

They are called the “legal team on wheels” and when racing they never allow appeals…

They are the magistrates, lawyers and solicitors who take part in competitive cycling. As members of AIMANC, from 3 – 5 September they will be competing in the Italian Championship in Montegrotto Terme. Road and time trial races.

The event was presented in the magnificent green setting of Fattoria Monte Fasolo. The farm is a treasure trove of fine wines undergoing aging, whereas its underground wine cellars host a section of a mountain bike trail.

The event was attended by the national president Manlio D’Amico, the local AIMANC representative Andrea Valerio and the Montegrotto municipal councillor for sport Andrea Valerio. Luigi Rossi Luciani and Fausto Petagna of Fattoria Monte Fasolo did the honours. ASD Due Colli of Monselice provided technical assistance for the event.