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: 13.00 %
Acidità totale: 5.6 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 September 25 and October 10
Temperatura di fermentazione: 33° C
Tempo di macerazione: 16 days
Maturazione: 3 months in bottle
Produzione: 190,000 bottles
Formati: 375 ml. - 750 ml.


Silver Medal - "International Wine Challenge 1999" (Uk)
94/100 - "Wine" (Uk)
90/100 - "Wine Access" (Canada)
88/100 - "Dyna Viner" (Svezia)
88/100 "Wine Spectator" (Usa)
87/100 - "The Wine Advocate" (Usa)
87/100 - "Falstaff" (A)
86/100 - "Enogea"
2 Bicchieri - Guida del Gambero Rosso "Vini d´Italia 2000"


The poor winter rainfall, combined with rather high temperatures during the winter and early spring led to a precocious bud break and other initial phases of the vegetative cycle. The harvest started earlier than usual due to early ripening, but the grapes brought to the cellar were perfectly healthy and of exceptionally fine quality. From the very beginning, the wine appeared to have excellent alcohol levels, total acidity, extract, intensity of colour, and polyphenolic content; but quantity was notably reduced due to the lighter weight of the grapes at harvest and the low yields caused by the spring frosts.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 308 mm (12.5 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3453°C
Evaluation: Outstanding