Castello di Fonterutoli
Chianti Classico DOCG
Il "Chianti Classico"
Selected among Fonterutoli's 120 different parcels, after the master blend of its "big brother" Castello Fonterutoli. It's the main wine of the estate, since ever the category benchmark.
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot
Total acidity: 6.00‰
Vineyards location: 5 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 550 m. (722 - 1,804 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone
Vineyards age: 10 - 30 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4.500 - 7.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 22nd
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C °C
Period of maceration: 16 - 18 giorni days
Ageing: 12 months in small french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt / 40% new)
Bottling: February 2016
Available on the market: April 2016
Production: 400000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 900
Ageing potential: 10 years and more
Key descriptors: A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste
Food pairing: Great ability to pair: dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, aged cold cuts...