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.

Standort des Betriebs: Loc. Fonterutoli - Comune di Castellina in Chianti (Si)
Traubenmischung: 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot
Alkohol: 13.60 % vol
Gesamtsäuregehalt: 5.6 grams per liter
Weinberglage: Fonterutoli: 450 m. (1,476 ft.) a.s.l.; west - southwestern exposure Badiola: 450 m.(1,476 ft.) a.s.l..; west - southwestern exposure Belvedere: 300 m.(920 ft.) a.s.l.; southestern – southwestern exposure
Bodentyp: cordon trained, spur pruned
Weinlese: hand picked from September 20th
Gärungstemperatur: 29° C
Mazerationszeit: 18 days
Reifung: 12 months in small french oak barrels (228 lt.)
Marktverfügbarkeit: February 2004
Produktion: 200,000 bottles
Flaschengrößen: 375 ml. - 750 ml. - 1,5 l.


91 punti - Weine der Welt
89/100 - "Wine Spectator" - USA
87/100 - "Annuario dei Migliori Vini 2005" di Luca Maroni
3 Grappoli - Guida AIS "Duemilavini 2005"
2002: 2 Bicchieri - "Guida Gambero Rosso Vini d´Italia 2005"
2 Stelle Rosse "Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2005"
15/20 - Guida de L´Espresso "Vini d´Italia 2005"


The weather during the winter months was normal for this period, while a dry Spring and early summer, with temperatures slightly above average, led to a slight anticipation of the first phases of the vegetative cycle: bud break, flowering, and bud set.
Summer was characterized by lower than usual temperatures and persistent rainfall, both factors which led to delays in ripening.
Picking began with the Merlot grapes on September 9 th and was characterized by occasional delays, suspension of the harvest, and repeated sweeps through the vineyards to select grapes with the maximum care and attention. The harvest itself terminated on October 15 th .
This extremely selective harvest led to a significant loss of production, but with an overall quality level notably higher than expected.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 521 mm (20.5 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3385°C
Evaluation: Mediocre