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.
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot
Alcohol: 13.70%
Total acidity: 5.70‰
Vineyards location: 7 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 550 m. (722 - 1,804 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Very rich in texture, mainly limestone, varied and complex texture made of limestone and marl
Vineyards age: 10 - 30 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4.500 - 7.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 7th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C °C
Period of maceration: 16 - 18 giorni days
Ageing: 12 months in small french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt / 40% new)
Bottling: February 2017
Available on the market: May 2017
Production: 340000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 900
Ageing 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 vintage 2015 was characterized by a rainy winter which resulted in a good supply of water. A mild spring and an hot summer.
Some rainfall in late July and after mid August led to a drop in temperatures, which have established the ideal conditions for the good ripening of the grapes with the accumulation of aromatic substances and polyphenol, ideal to produce a balanced wine, rich in structure, with complex aromas and long aging potential.
Beginning of the harvest: 7/09
End of the harvest: 8/10
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 228mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3739°C
Evaluation: Very Good / Outstanding