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: 5.50 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
Temperatura di fermentazione: 32° C
Tempo di macerazione: 16 days
Imbottigliamento: December 1999 - January 2000
Produzione: 220,000 bottles
Formati: 375 ml. - 750 ml.


Silver Medal - "International Wine Challenge 2001" (Uk)
Silver Medal - "International Wine Challenge 2000" (Uk)
Medaglia Oro - "Basler Wymass 2000" (Ch)
91/100 - "Tastings" (Usa)
90/100 - "Wine Enthusiast" (Usa)
89/100 - "Enogea"
88/100 - "Wine Spectator" (Usa)
86/100 - "I Vini di Veronelli 2001"
2 Bicchieri - Guida del Gambero Rosso "Vini d´Italia 2001"


The 1998 vintage was affected by very peculiar climatic conditions: a mild winter, with low temperatures only toward the last part, and a spring with average temperatures but intense rainfall, which contributed to a good accumulation of water reserves in the soil. The summer was somewhat of an exception, characterized as it was by the absence of rainfall and elevated day and nighttime temperatures during an extended period. Grape ripening was rather irregular at the end of August, but became more uniform during the month of September thanks to the effects of some rainfall and, most of all, lower nighttime temperatures. The result was a range of wines with very balanced color and fruitiness.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 332 mm (13 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3528°C
Evaluation: Good