Castello di Fonterutoli


Chianti Classico DOCG

Il "Chianti Classico"


Seal of Approval - "International Wine Challenge 1997" (Uk)
91/100 - "Guide du Vin" (Canada)
88/100 - "I Vini di Veronelli 2001"
2 Bicchieri - Guida del Gambero Rosso "Vini d´Italia 1998"


After a rather regular winter and springtime, the year was characterized by a bizarre summer with much rainfall and temperatures below the seasonal average. Except for bud break, which occurred in the regular period, all the other phases of the growing season took place with delays of approximately 10-15 days, but without significant damage. A variable September was followed by an exceptionally fine month of October which achieved complete grape ripening, a harvest in optimal conditions, and unexpectedly good quality. The finished wines showed high alcoholic content, elevated extract and color indexes, medium high total acidity and an important phenolic content.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 307 mm (12.5 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3293°C
Evaluation: Very good