Castello di Fonterutoli


Poggio Badiola

Toscana IGT

An "every day" Supertuscan

Produced with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes, taken from the highest altitude vineyards bearing the same name, it boasts excellent structure and smoothness. A wine with a great personality and versatile at the same time.

Appellation: Tuscany Igt
Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (Si)
Grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese; 30% Merlot
Alcohol: 13,40% vol.
Total Acidity: 5.80 grams per liter
Vineyards location: Badiola: 480 m.(1,476 ft.) a.s.l..; west - southwestern exposure
Soil: Rocky - decomposed limestone and sandstone
Vineyards age: 8 - 13 years
Training system: Guyot and spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,500
Harvest: hand picked from September 13th (Sangiovese), from September 7th (Merlot)
Fermentation temperature: 28° - 30° C
Period of maceration: 12-15 days
Aging: in stainless steel tanks, then in small oak barrels (225 lt.) for 9 months
Bottling: February 2009
Available on the market: May 2009
Production: 270,000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1.5 l
First vintage: 1994


Vintage

The winter period was characterized by temperatures slightly above average and low rainfall. In June an July there was low rainfall and low relative humidity with temperatures at seasonal averages, the highest reached in the third half of July. The optimal seasonal pattern in the month of August completely eliminated any stripping. The time of veraison was advanced by approximately 8 days. In the next phase between mid-September and October there were optimum conditions, thus bringing the quality of the grapes to excellent levels. In particular, the grapes were characterized by high concentrations of polyphenols and anthocyanins. Tannins in the mouth were especially soft and elegant, with an excellent balance of sugar and acid.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 199,6 mm (7.86 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3630,22°C
Evaluation: Outstanding