Castello di Fonterutoli


Poggio Badiola

Toscana IGT

An "every day" Supertuscan

Coming from high-altitude vineyards in the heart of Chianti Classico, surrounding a X Century Romanic church, it greatly combines the finesse of the freshest Sangiovese with the structure and the smoothness of the Merlot.
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot
Alcohol: 13.49%
Total acidity: 6.00‰
Vineyards location: Badiola vineyard (Radda in Chianti), alt.: 470 - 570 m. (1,540 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 5.500 - 7.200 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 11th (Sangiovese), from September 7th (Merlot)
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 12 - 15 days
Ageing: In american small oak barrels (225 lt) for 10 months
Bottling: September 2016
Available on the market: November 2016
Production: 255000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 1994
Key descriptors: Elegant, fresh red berry flavors, velvety, aromatic and supple
Food pairing: Cold cuts, pasta with meat/game sauce, pizza, big grilled fish, pot roast

Technical sheet

Vintage

The vintage 2015 was characterized by a rainy winter which resulted in a good supply of water. A mild spring and an hot summer.
Some rainfall in late July and after mid August led to a drop in temperatures, which have established the ideal conditions for the good ripening of the grapes with the accumulation of aromatic substances and polyphenol, ideal to produce a balanced wine, rich in structure, with complex aromas and long aging potential.
Beginning of the harvest: 7/09
End of the harvest: 8/10
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 228mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3739°C
Evaluation: Very Good / Outstanding