A century-old tradition, a passion that is handed down from generation to generation. These are the lands of Campania, between the countryside of Aversano and Benevento, that the Fontana family has been growing since the end of the 1800. These are the selected places for valuable vineyards, first of all Asprinio, the excellent white grape, a natural heritage that the Fontana family has tenaciously recovered, protected and enhanced.
Then there is the Falanghina and Sciascinoso grape varieties. From the dream and initiative of Mariapina and Antonio Fontana, the fifth generation of the family, and of their parents Raffaele and Teresa, in 2009 Tenuta Fontana was born, a farm for the production, processing and selling of quality wines.
Currently, it produces white fruity and fresh wine, the above mentioned “Asprinio d’Aversa”, but also structured red wines of the best Campania tradition, such as Aglianico wine.
At Tenuta Fontana, we believe that wine is the best product to promote a territory and its resources, its history and culture, its traditions and typical dishes. It is also the best product to protect and foster the environment, to teach how to respect nature. We strongly believe that quality is the universal language for being appreciated throughout the world. It begins with the respect and the care of the land and nature and continues in the cultivation of grapes and in the harvesting and transformation of grapes into wine.
It means eco-sustainability, a perfet combination between the respect of tradition and innovation.
It means choosing and using the best technologies for the production of wine and the best materials for the bottles.
Quality is the ability to innovate while respecting history and memory, but looking forward. For us, another fundamental value is sobriety.
These are the values that distinguish Tenuta Fontana.
Our mission is ambitious: to produce quality wines at an affordable price, to enhance the products of our land and take them to the best restaurants and the most important wine shops in the world. Such a high objective can only be achieved through a path made up of quality and attention.
Our team of professionals follows all the stages: from the cultivation of the grapes to the production of the wine and the final tasting, to offer our customers a unique experience, an excellent product, an emotion to remember.
Francesco Bartoletti graduated with honors from the University of Florence, Faculty of Agriculture, degree in Oenology. He trained professionally at Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi where he gained significant experience in the analytical and quality control of wines.
He then did an important internship in California at Seghesio Winery in Sonoma Valley, where he expanded his practical and scientific knowledge. He then joined the Matura Group in 1998 as an oenologist, working closely with Attilio Pagli and Alberto Antonini and following numerous wineries in Italy and some projects in Europe, including Spain and Romania.
Since 2001 he has been working as a consultant in the wine sector. He has gained significant experience as a consultant in the south of France. Member of the Doc and Docg wine tasting committees, and speaker in the AIS and FISAR courses.
He has held numerous courses and seminars in the most important cities of Japan and participated as a judge in the Japan Wine Challenger in 2007, and at the Vinofest in the city of Vrsac in Serbia in 2011 and 2012.