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 "Cru", "Monovarietal" and "Blend".
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes
Alcohol: 13.54%
Total acidity: 6.60‰
Vineyards location: Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.
Soil: Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone
Vineyards age: 12 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.660 plants
Harvest: Hand picked October the 6th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 14 days
Ageing: 16 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)
Bottling: December 2016
Available on the market: June 2017
Production: 2400 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 whole winter season time was characterised by temperatures above the average, while the rain level falls within the average. Harvest began on 15 September, with the first 2 weeks marked by minimum temperatures above the average by 3° C and unsettled weather. In the second decade of September the weather changed remarkably, exerting a great impact on the vintage quality, with the onset of a high-pressure system resulting in a strong reduction of the minimum temperatures, an increase in the maximum temperatures as well as a settled and dry weather with no rainfall at all for over 24 days; in October (another temperature anomaly) the average temperatures exceeded the seasonal average values in the Chianti Classico area. These conditions granted grapes with good-excellent ripeness and quality. This vintage characterized by high acidity, refined aromas and stable wines over time.
Beginning of the harvest: 15/09
End of the harvest: 15/10
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 365mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3,465°C
Evaluation: Poor (first part) - Good / Very good (second part)