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: 14,04% vol.
Total acidity: 6,30‰
Vineyards location: Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.
Soil: Alberese and Limestone
Vineyards age: 8 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,660
Harvest: Hand picked September 29th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C
Period of maceration: 14 days
Aging: 22 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)
Bottling: June 2014
Available on the market: March 2015
Production: 9,500 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


Technical sheet

Vintage

Perfect performance until the end of July / first week of August, given the high rainfall during the winter / spring which created excellent water reserves in the soil; the most critical moment was the middle of August to first week of September due to two extreme heat waves. Two providential rainfalls on July 27 and early September allowed the vines to resume their activities of synthesis of metabolites in the berries; further help came after the first week of September, by the sudden lowering of temperature in the evenings thus creating a greater temperature range.
The quality of the grapes from a health point of view was exceptional, given the almost total absence of rot. From the analytical and taste point of view, the grapes were very rich in sugars, but with great differences in the maturation and quality of the grapes is the diversity of "micro-terroirs".
Beginning of the harvest: Aug.25
End of the harvest: Sep.30
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 181 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3692°C
Evaluation: Good