Castello di Fonterutoli


Siepi

Toscana IGT

"One of the 50 wines that changed Italy wine style" (Gambero Rosso)

A "cru" made with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes grown on 6 hectares in the Siepi vineyard, one of the best estate parcels. Concentration and complexity make it a wine with an authentic and unique temperament. "One of the 50 wines that changed Italy's wine style" (Gambero Rosso).
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.37%
Total acidity: 6.38‰
Vineyards location: Siepi (Castellina in Chianti): 260 m (850 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Mainly Alberese
Vineyards age: 17 - 30 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4.500 - 6.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked starting from Sept. 8th (Merlot), from September 23rd (Sangiovese)
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 14 (Merlot), 18 (Sangiovese) days
Ageing: 18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new)
Bottling: January 2017
Available on the market: October 2017
Production: 38000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt - 18 lt
First vintage: 1992
Ageing potential: Over 20 years
Key descriptors: Monumentally built, crispy notes of elder, plum, berries, sandalwood, tobacco, with a very long, bright finish
Food pairing: Flavorful, textured dishes, dark sauces, game, blue cheeses

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