Fasoli Gino La Calle Merlot


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Oozes class; every mouthful offers something new. 'A pretty special wine' 93 Points - The Wine Gang

Those of you who have had the good fortune to try Fasoli’s Orgno will be delighted to hear about this vinous sibling! In 1995, Fasoli made a selection of Merlot vines from cuttings from the Orgno vineyard (avoiding the use of clones to ensure biodiversity), a site similar in soil and microclimate to that of Orgno. To suggest that La Calle is in some way a second wine to their popular Orgno would be ridiculous. It commands the drinkers to respect with its own unique flavours – prune, chocolate, spice, raisin… it’s all in there, waiting to be discovered after fining in French oak barrels for 36 months. As with all the Fasoli wines, it manages to deliver power with elegance.

  • 92 Points – JamesSuckling.com (2015 vintage)
  • Gold Medal, Mondial du Merlot & Assamblages 2020 (2015 vintage)
  • 93 Points – The Wine GangA pretty special wine, made by the passito (partially dried grape) method, and weighing in with a hefty 17.5% alcohol, it has a massively sweet and deep aromatic with a cocoa  richness to the plum, prune and cherry fruit. Super-sweet and textured, it is majestic stuff. How to judge it?  Tough, as you’ll need to like this style, but undeniably well done and for us, delicious. – perhaps with chunks of Parmesan or mature cheddar?‘ June 2016 (2010 vintage)


Oak spice chocolate and vanilla, Weighty black fruits


Black plum and cassis, Vanilla and sweet spice

Located in the Soave, Valpolicella and Amarone region of Verona, Italy, Fasoli Gino was founded back in 1925 by Amadio Fasoli. It was then a fruit and vegetable farm that made some wine for local Veronese bars. Fasoli Gino turned to organic viticulture in 1980 and since 1984 all of their land has been farmed organically. Since 2006 the family have also been practising Demeter-certified biodynamics. The business is currently headed by Matteo Fasoli, the third generation to hold the reins here. They continue to apply know-how passed down over generations alongside modern techniques to ensure we produce consistently high-quality wines. Today they use this organic-biodynamic approach as it restores the balance that already exists in nature. By reinforcing the plants and revitalising the soils it encourages the biodiversity the vines need. The Fasoli family are committed to treating their land with the utmost care to ensure its health for future generations. The nature of the land (partly clay and partly a mix of stones and sand), and the favourable microclimate (the wide and sunny valley, protected from the north by the Lessini mountains) make the area particularly suitable for vine growing. Currently the estate cultivates 14 hectares of vineyards divided into seven parts, with the type of land varying from one plot to another. Some of their wines are named after plots they come from, such as Orgno and Calle. The type of land in each plot has helped determine which varieties should be planted. In the clay soil there are 30–40-year-old Garganega vines, traditionally used for Soave wine. Where the soil is stony and sandy, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir have been planted. This estate is known for its fantastic organic Soave, Valpolicella, Merlot and Amarone wines.


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