Castello di Fonterutoli


Concerto di Fonterutoli

Toscana IGT

The legend goes on

"Concerto" was born in 1981, as an effect of a viticulture becoming aware of its unexpressed potential, experimenting new training systems and new blends, including also non-autochthonous varietals; it was one of the forerunners and also a major player of the "Super Tuscans" phenomenon.
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.10%
Total acidity: 6.11‰
Vineyards location: Fonterutoli: 450-550 m (1,470-1,800 ft) a.s.l. / Siepi: 260 m (850 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone
Vineyards age: 18 - 33 years years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 5.600 - 7.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked starting from September 23rd
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 14 - 18 days
Ageing: 18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new)
Finissage: 4 months in concrete tanks
Bottling: August 2018
Available on the market: February 2019
Production: 37000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt - 18 lt
Cases: 6 bottles wooden box (375 - 750 ml), single wooden case (other formats)
First vintage: 1981
Ageing potential: Over 20 years
Key descriptors: Rich and juicy, notes of underbrush and black berries, powerful and fine
Food pairing: Spiced dishes, stewed game, aged cheeses

Technical sheet

Vintage

Mild and rainy winter with temperatures above the seasonal averages; spring and early summer rainy as well. At the end of June the rain stopped and the temperatures rose, thus marking the beginning of summer on 21 June.

The summer was characterised by warm but generally not hot days, with changes in the temperatures during the day influencing the quality of the grapes. At the end of August and especially from the middle of September to the first week of October, greater changes in the temperatures between the day and the night have been observed, alongside with a long-term stability, thus creating the ideal conditions for the ripening of the bunches with the accumulation of aromatic substances and polyphenols culminating with the great quality of the 2016 vintage.

Upon the harvest, the grapes were globally healthy and the refinement in the cellars proved the high quality of the grapes picked up.

Beginning of the harvest: 10 September
End of the harvest: 11 October
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 484.4 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,240.2°C
Evaluation: Outstanding