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: 13.86%
Total acidity: 6.15‰
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: 15 - 30 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 5.600 - 7.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked starting from October 9th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 14 - 18 days
Ageing: 18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new)
Bottling: August 2016
Available on the market: September 2016
Production: 14500 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 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 winter months were characterized by average temperatures, with days well under 0°C degrees; the rainfall during the first 7 months was 35% above the average quantity, especially in July, when several storms led to a particularly high attention on the plant health defense.
The ripening of the grapes processed gradually, taking the right time for a slow and perfect maturation, that facilitates the synthesis of the quality elements with accumulation of the polyphenols. The condition of high temperature range between night and day especially took place in the middle of July and August.
The year was particularly demanding from the agronomic point of view, but the quality of the grapes was definitely pleasing.
Beginning of the harvest: Sept. 26
End of the harvest: Oct.12
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 290 mm (11.4 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3582°C
Evaluation: Good