Complexity in biodiversity
Historically, Castello di Fonterutoli’s vineyards have always lain within the territory of three adjoining Chianti Classico municipalities: Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Radda in Chianti.
Beginning with the 2017 harvest, the Mazzei family launched a new approach to its Sangiovese-based range of wines, one aimed at highlighting the biodiversity of these three terroirs in three Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines, each with its own inimitable character.
Badiòla - Radda in Chianti
An innate elegance and freshness, hints of berries and red fruits for this wine that is born at 570 m above sea level, from vineyards that are among the highest in the Chianti Classico, with soil composed of Galestro and Sandstone. The municipality of Radda in Chianti, where the vineyards are located, benefits from an overall cool currents even in the height of summer, with mean daily temperatures the lowest of any of the estate’s vineyards. Budding and ripening are therefore generally delayed, with the harvest usually taking place around mid-October.