Castello di Fonterutoli


Poggio Badiola

Toscana IGT

An "every day" Supertuscan

It comes from vineyards located at a great altitude in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, around a Romanesque church dating back to the 10th century. It uniquely combines the freshness and elegance of Sangiovese with the soft structure of Merlot, to which a refined touch is given by Petit Verdot.
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 65% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 12.74%
Total acidity: 5.92‰
Vineyards location: Badiola vineyard (Radda in Chianti), alt.: 470 - 570 m. (1,540 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 5.500 - 7.200 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 20th (Sangiovese), from September 4th (complementary varietals)
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 12 - 15 days
Ageing: In american small oak barrels (225 lt) for 10 months
Bottling: November 2020
Available on the market: January 2021
Production: 250000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 1994
Key descriptors: Elegant, fresh red berry flavors, velvety, aromatic and supple
Food pairing: Cold cuts, pasta with meat/game sauce, pizza, big grilled fish, pot roast

Technical sheet

Vintage

Beginning of the harvest: 4 September
End of the harvest: 17 October
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 590 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3,580 °C
Evaluation: Outstanding