Castello di Fonterutoli


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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: 14.82%
Total acidity: 6.15‰
Vineyards location: Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.
Soil: Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone
Vineyards age: 14 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.660 plants
Harvest: Hand picked October the 7th
Vinification: in french oak barrels (500 lt)
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 20 days
Ageing: 18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)
Finissage: 4 months in concrete tanks
Bottling: July 2018
Available on the market: June 2019
Production: 8000 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

Mild and rainy winter with temperatures above the seasonal averages; spring and early summer rainy as well. At the end of June the rain stopped and the temperatures rose, thus marking the beginning of summer on 21 June.

The summer was characterised by warm but generally not hot days, with changes in the temperatures during the day influencing the quality of the grapes. At the end of August and especially from the middle of September to the first week of October, greater changes in the temperatures between the day and the night have been observed, alongside with a long-term stability, thus creating the ideal conditions for the ripening of the bunches with the accumulation of aromatic substances and polyphenols culminating with the great quality of the 2016 vintage.

Upon the harvest, the grapes were globally healthy and the refinement in the cellars proved the high quality of the grapes picked up.

Beginning of the harvest: 10 September
End of the harvest: 11 October
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 484.4 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,240.2°C
Evaluation: Outstanding