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 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: 13.53%
Total acidity: 5.85‰
Vineyards location: Fonterutoli (Castellina in Chianti): 450-550 m (1,470-1,800 ft) a.s.l. / Siepi (Castellina in Chianti): 260 m (850 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone
Vineyards age: 19 - 34 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 6th
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: July 2019
Available on the market: February 2020
Production: 13800 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt
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

The 2017 harvest was unparalleled thanks to climatic events which followed one another in an unusual and extraordinary way.
After a frost on 20 April, in spring and summer there was little rainfall and summer temperatures reached high peaks, thus leading to water stress, with a reduced swelling of the grapes and a clear drop in the weight of the bunches in general.
The harvest began well in advance on the earliest vines. As regards Sangiovese, we courageously decided to wait for the September rains, when about 130 mm rain fell in 20 days together with a considerable lowering of the temperature (with minimum values dropping to 5 ° C), which gave a twist to the remaining grapes on the grapevines.
Therefore, the grapes had a heterogeneous quality, with peaks of excellence, a global level well beyond the expectations. 2017 is one of the classic vintages where the achievement of important results requires much experience and a careful management of each vineyard through the adoption of a customised approach to each parcel.

Beginning of the harvest: 21 August
End of the harvest: 28 September
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 257,6 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3638,45 °C
Evaluation: Good