Castello di Fonterutoli


Poggio Badiola

Toscana IGT

An "every day" Supertuscan

Our "entry level" wine, It is the final result of the selection of its two "big brothers", Castello Fonterutoli and Fonterutoli.

Appellation: Toscana IGT
Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 10% Cab.Sauv.
Alcohol: 13,20% vol.
Total acidity: 5,50‰
Vineyards location: 5 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 510 m. (722 - 1,673 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4,500 - 7,500
Harvest: Hand picked from September 23rd (Sangiovese), from September 8th (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: March 2011
Available on the market: April 2011
Production: 200.000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 1994
Key descriptors: Youthful body, fresh red berry flavors, vibrantly bright taste
Food pairing: Fresh cold cuts, tomato based pastas, pizza, oven roasted fish, sashimi, tempuras


Technical sheet

Vintage

The winter months had average temperatures and above average rainfall for the period, particularly considering the last 10 years; many days of rain resulted in a regular and prolonged good supply of water in soils. After a regular and uniform germination, the season continued with rains in June, followed by a long period of stability with increasing temperatures (up to 35-38 ° C) and low rainfall, until the first week of September. The climate has led to early ripening of the grapes, with particular effect on Malvasia Nera and Merlot (harvested from 31 August). The harvest ended on October 15, with the last grapes of Sangiovese.
This vintage is very rich in sugars, but associated with a good acidity due to the characteristics of the area and temperature range. On average the tannins are elegant, combined with discrete levels of phenolic ripeness and color, both for intensity and stability over time.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 321,4 mm (12.7 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3741,5°C
Evaluation: Sufficient