Castello di Fonterutoli


Chianti Classico DOCG

Il "Chianti Classico"

Produced from Sangiovese grapes grown in vineyards with extremely different characteristics, this is the estate's second wine. It is remarkable for its complexity and elegance as well as its character, which perfectly displays the synergy of variety and terroir.

Ubicazione Azienda: Loc. Fonterutoli - Comune di Castellina in Chianti (Si)
Uvaggio: 100% Sangiovese
Alcool: 12.80 %
Acidità totale: 5.60 grams/liter
Ubicazione Vigneto: Fonterutoli: 450 m. (1,476 ft.), west - southwestern exposure Badiola: 450 m.(1,476 ft.), west - southwestern exposure Belvedere: 300 m.(920 ft.), southestern – southwestern exposure
Sistema di allevamento: Free-standing spur
Vendemmia: Hand-picked between October 1 and October 10
Temperatura di fermentazione: 30° C
Tempo di macerazione: 16 days
Maturazione: partly 8-10 months in small oak barrels (20-30 hl) partly 6 month in small french oak barrels
Produzione: 200,000 bottles
Formati: 375 ml. - 750 ml.


88/100 - "Wine Access" (Canada)
87/100 - "I Vini di Veronelli 2001"
2 Bicchieri - Guida del Gambero Rosso "Vini d´Italia 1999"


A rather dry and not particularly cold winter was followed by a rather hot spring, with some brief periods of rainfall marked by lower temperatures. The summer was very dry, with high temperatures in June and above average temperatures in July and August. September was characterized by frequent rainfalls and below average temperatures, but the sun returned at the end of September, leading to good grape ripening and positive results in terms of concentration and color indexes, though with a total acidity slightly lower than usual.
Evaluation: Good