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: 14.00%
Total acidity: 6.30‰
Vineyards location: Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.
Soil: Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone
Vineyards age: 13 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.660 plants
Harvest: Hand picked October the 2nd
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 20 days
Ageing: 18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)
Bottling: March 2017
Available on the market: October 2017
Production: 12000 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 vintage 2015 was characterized by a rainy winter which resulted in a good supply of water. A mild spring and an hot summer.
Some rainfall in late July and after mid August led to a drop in temperatures, which have established the ideal conditions for the good ripening of the grapes with the accumulation of aromatic substances and polyphenol, ideal to produce a balanced wine, rich in structure, with complex aromas and long aging potential.
Beginning of the harvest: 7/09
End of the harvest: 8/10
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 228mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3739°C
Evaluation: Very Good / Outstanding