Selected among Fonterutoli's 120 different parcels, after the master blend of its "big brother" Castello di Fonterutoli. It's the estate's "second vin", the most widely known and distributed.
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI) Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot Alcohol: 13,80% vol. Total acidity: 5,40‰ Vineyards location: 5 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 510 m. (722 - 1,673 ft) a.s.l. Soil: Limestone Vineyards age: 12 - 25 years Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot Nr. of vines per hectare: 4,500 - 7,500 Harvest: Hand picked from September 22nd Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30° C Period of maceration: 16 - 18 days Aging: 12 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 40% new) Bottling: March 2012 Available on the market: June 2012 Production: 280,000 bottles Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt First vintage: Beginning 1900 Aging potential: Up to 10 years Key descriptors: A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste Food pairing: Aged cold cuts, dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, fried vegetables