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.
Castello di Fonterutoli - Castellina in Chianti
Born in 1995, anticipating the Gran Selezione, starting from the 2017 vintage it derives from a selection of 11 of the best vineyard plots surrounding the hamlet of Fonterutoli. In Castellina in Chianti, the microclimate is the result of a perfect balance between a medium to high hilly position and a vineyard angled to catch the heat that rises from the Val d’Elsa valley below. A healthy diurnal range is guaranteed by the woods above the vines, which bring cool currents of air by night. An ideal microclimate which, combined with the characteristics of the soil rich in Alberese rocks, gives a perfect fusion of elegance, structure and minerality