Our "entry level" wine, It is the final result of the selection of its two "big brothers", Castello Fonterutoli and Fonterutoli.
Appellation: Toscana IGT Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI) Grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot Alcohol: 13,23% vol. Total acidity: 5,30‰ Vineyards location: 5 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 510 m. (722 - 1,673 ft) a.s.l. Soil: Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot Nr. of vines per hectare: 4,500 - 7,500 Harvest: Hand picked from September 24th (Sangiovese), from September 13th (Merlot) Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C Period of maceration: 12 - 15 days Aging: In stainless steel tanks, then in small oak barrels (225 lt) for 9 months Bottling: January 2012 Available on the market: February 2012 Production: 200.000 bottles Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt First vintage: 1994 Key descriptors: Youthful body, fresh red berry flavors, vibrantly bright taste Food pairing: Fresh cold cuts, tomato based pastas, pizza, oven roasted fish, sashimi, tempuras