Castello di Fonterutoli


Fonterutoli

Chianti Classico DOCG

Il "Chianti Classico"

Selected among Fonterutoli's 120 different parcels, after the master blend of its "big brother" Castello Fonterutoli. It's the main wine of the estate, since ever the category benchmark.

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot
Alcohol: 13,52% vol.
Total acidity: 5,99‰
Vineyards location: 5 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 550 m. (722 - 1,804 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Limestone
Vineyards age: 10 - 25 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4,500 - 7,500
Harvest: Hand picked from September 25th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C
Period of maceration: 16 - 18 days
Aging: 12 months in small french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt / 40% new)
Bottling: February 2015
Available on the market: April 2015
Production: 350,000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: Beginning 1900
Aging potential: 10 years and more
Key descriptors: A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste
Food pairing: Great ability to pair: dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, aged cold cuts...


Technical sheet

Vintage

The winter months were characterized by average temperatures, with days well under 0°C degrees; the rainfall during the first 7 months was 35% above the average quantity, especially in July, when several storms led to a particularly high attention on the plant health defense.
The ripening of the grapes processed gradually, taking the right time for a slow and perfect maturation, that facilitates the synthesis of the quality elements with accumulation of the polyphenols. The condition of high temperature range between night and day especially took place in the middle of July and August.
The year was particularly demanding from the agronomic point of view, but the quality of the grapes was definitely pleasing.
Beginning of the harvest: Sept. 26
End of the harvest: Oct.12
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 290 mm (11.4 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3582°C
Evaluation: Good