Castello di Fonterutoli


Mix 36 Fonterutoli

Toscana IGT

The Sangiovese Avantgarde

In Fonterutoli, the quintessence of our research on Sangiovese resides in an experimental vineyard, planted at the end of the 90s in ideal pedoclimatic conditions for Sangiovese: 36 different biotypes of Sangiovese, including 18 massal selections coming from our old vineyards. A cutting edge agronomical project creates a pure-bred Sangiovese, a unique wine that includes "Monovarietal", "Blend" and "Cru".
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes
Alcohol: 13.50%
Total acidity: 6.07‰
Vineyards location: Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.
Soil: Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone
Vineyards age: 11 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.660 plants
Harvest: Hand picked October the 11th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 18 days
Ageing: 20 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)
Bottling: February 2016
Available on the market: October 2016
Production: 10000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 2008
Ageing 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

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