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: 14.47%
Total acidity: 5.90‰
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: 17 - 32 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 28th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 14 - 18 days
Ageing: 18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new)
Bottling: February 2017
Available on the market: September 2017
Production: 25000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt - 18 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 vintage 2015 was characterized by a rainy winter which resulted in a good supply of water. A mild spring and an hot summer.
Some rainfall in late July and after mid August led to a drop in temperatures, which have established the ideal conditions for the good ripening of the grapes with the accumulation of aromatic substances and polyphenol, ideal to produce a balanced wine, rich in structure, with complex aromas and long aging potential.
Beginning of the harvest: 7/09
End of the harvest: 8/10
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 228mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3739°C
Evaluation: Very Good / Outstanding