Castello di Fonterutoli


Mix 36 Fonterutoli

Toscana IGT

The Sangiovese Avantgarde

A centuries-old wine heritage, four decades of massal and clonal selection, thirty-six different biotypes, a pure-bred Sangiovese. A unique project that was finally realized: "Blend", "Cru" and "Monovarietal" now interpenetrate and complement each other.

Appellation: Toscana IGT
Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 14,20% vol.
Total acidity: 5,50‰
Vineyards location: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.
Soil: Alberese and Limestone
Vineyards age: 6 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,660
Harvest: Hand picked starting from October 16th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C
Period of maceration: 15 days
Aging: 18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)
Bottling: July 2011
Refining in bottle: 9 months
Available on the market: April 2012
Production: 3,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 2008
Aging potential: Over 20 years
Key descriptors: Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent
Food pairing: Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

SCORES
Wine Spectator - 91 pts
James Suckling - 93 pts
Robert Parker - 94 pts
Vinous - 94 pts
Gambero Rosso - Tre Bicchieri

Technical sheet

Vintage

The year 2008 was characterized by a winter period of low rainfall and temperatures slightly above average. Spring was due to a very difficult period with frequent rains and temperatures slightly above average from May trough mid-June. Specifically, in the first twenty days of June fell almost 150 mm of rain. The end of June marked an improvement in weather conditions with little precipitation in the month of July and peaks of 37°C reached in the last week of that month. The veraison occurred in the first week of August, which it within company compliance. The months of August and September were characterized by low rainfall (40 mm total)concentrated mainly in two storms, one in mid-August and the other in mid September. This trend fostered a perfect ripening of the grapes, avoiding arrest of maturation due to water stress in the plants. The beginning of the harvest took place on September 12 and ended on October 18. On September 9 and 10 there were substantial temperature fluctuations between day and night, critical for the accumulation of color and the synthesis of aromatic substances.
rainfall Apr.-Sept.: 312,8
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 312,8 mm (12.3 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3535,96°C
Evaluation: Good / Very good