Castello di Fonterutoli


Poggio Badiola

Toscana IGT

An "every day" Supertuscan

Produced with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes, taken mainly from the highest altitude vineyards, 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: 13,20% vol.
Total Acidity: 5,60 ‰
Vineyards location: Mainly Le Ripe: 480 m (1,476 ft) a.s.l.; west - southwestern exposure
Soil: Rocky - decomposed limestone and sandstone
Training system: Guyot and spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,500
Harvest: Hand picked from September 30th (Sangiovese), September 27th (Merlot)
Fermentation temperature: 26° - 28° C
Period of maceration: 12-15 days
Aging: In stainless steel tanks, then in small oak barrels (225 lt) for 9 months
Bottling: February 2010
Available on the market: March 2010
Production: 315.000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 1994


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Vintage

The year 2008 was characterized by a winter period of low rainfall and temperatures slightly above average. Spring was due to a very difficult period with frequent rains and temperatures slightly above average from May trough mid-June. Specifically, in the first twenty days of June fell almost 150 mm of rain. The end of June marked an improvement in weather conditions with little precipitation in the month of July and peaks of 37°C reached in the last week of that month. The veraison occurred in the first week of August, which it within company compliance. The months of August and September were characterized by low rainfall (40 mm total)concentrated mainly in two storms, one in mid-August and the other in mid September. This trend fostered a perfect ripening of the grapes, avoiding arrest of maturation due to water stress in the plants. The beginning of the harvest took place on September 12 and ended on October 18. On September 9 and 10 there were substantial temperature fluctuations between day and night, critical for the accumulation of color and the synthesis of aromatic substances.
rainfall Apr.-Sept.: 312,8
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 312,8 mm (12.3 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3535,96°C
Evaluation: Good / Very good