Castello di Fonterutoli


Poggio Badiola

Toscana IGT

An "every day" Supertuscan

Fonterutoli's petit vin, made primarily from Sangiovese grapes. The combination of aroma, softness and a good structure makes this wine an extremely modern, pleasant and gratifying beverage.

Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Comune di Castellina in Chianti (Si)
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 12.50 %
Total acidity: 5.5 grams/liter
Location of vineyard: Badiola: 450 m.(1,476 ft.), west - southwestern exposure Fonterutoli: 450 m. (1,476 ft.), west - southwestern exposure
Training system: cordon trained, spur pruned
Harvest: Hand-picked from October 1 to 15
Fermentation temperature: 32° C
Period of maceration: 15 days
Aging: in stainless steel tanks, then in small American oak barrels for six months.
Bottling: June 2000
Production: 210,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml.

AWARDS

87/100 - "Wine Spectator" (Usa)
2 Bicchieri - Guida del Gambero Rosso "Vini d´Italia 2001"
14.5/20 - Guida de L´Espresso "I Vini d´Italia 2002"

Vintage

Winter was characterized by cold and dry days, while spring brought light but frequent rainfall. The progressively higher temperature which marked a hotter than average month of May led to an acceleration of approximately fifteen days in the vegetative cycle of the vines. This optimal seasonal trend was complemented by a dry and not excessively hot summer, accompanied by a mild harvest period with good temperature variation between day and nighttime. The result was a perfect and uniform ripening, with grapes which, at harvest, showed exceptional concentration levels, good acidity, and high levels of polyphenols.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 233 mm (9.5 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3495°C
Evaluation: Outstanding