Castello di Fonterutoli


Mix 36 Fonterutoli

Toscana IGT

The Sangiovese Avantgarde

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".

Appellation: Toscana IGT
Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes
Alcohol: 14,25% vol.
Total acidity: 6,00‰
Vineyards location: Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.
Soil: Alberese and Limestone
Vineyards age: 7 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,660
Harvest: Hand picked October 7th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C
Period of maceration: 18 days
Aging: 20 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)
Bottling: February 2013
Available on the market: September 2013
Production: 9,000 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
James Suckling - 94 pts
Robert Parker - 93 pts
Vinous - 93 pts
Gambero Rosso - Due Bicchieri Rossi

Technical sheet

Vintage

The winter period was characterized by temperatures below average with heavy rain and 3 snow storms; spring was cool and wet. From the end of June, the entry of a large area of high pressure brought a long period of sunny and dry weather with peaks of high temperatures in the last week of July which were slightly above the average for the period. The maturation continued throughout the period of September in a very slow and regular manner; the harvest was completed at the end of October (precisely 26/10). The final evaluation is intended to be an exceptional vintage for us, both regarding the quality of the grapes that have a good range of phenolic content and extraction with the potentials of a great vintage for longevity and aging of wines.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 488,0 mm (19.2 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3421,7°C
Evaluation: Outstanding