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, 30% Merlot
Alcohol: 13,23% vol.
Total acidity: 5,30‰
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 24th (Sangiovese), from September 13th (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: January 2012
Available on the market: February 2012
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

SCORES
Wine Spectator - 92 pts - TOP 100 OUTSTANDING VALUE!

Technical sheet

Vintage

The winter period was characterized by temperatures below average with heavy rain and 3 snow storms; spring was cool and wet. From the end of June, the entry of a large area of high pressure brought a long period of sunny and dry weather with peaks of high temperatures in the last week of July which were slightly above the average for the period. The maturation continued throughout the period of September in a very slow and regular manner; the harvest was completed at the end of October (precisely 26/10). The final evaluation is intended to be an exceptional vintage for us, both regarding the quality of the grapes that have a good range of phenolic content and extraction with the potentials of a great vintage for longevity and aging of wines.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 488,0 mm (19.2 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3421,7°C
Evaluation: Outstanding