Complexity in biodiversity
Historically, Castello di Fonterutoli’s vineyards have always lain within the territory of three adjoining Chianti Classico municipalities: Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Radda in Chianti.
Beginning with the 2017 harvest, the Mazzei family launched a new approach to its Sangiovese-based range of wines, one aimed at highlighting the biodiversity of these three terroirs in three Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines, each with its own inimitable character.
Vicoregio36 - Castelnuovo Berardenga
From the vineyard of the same name, home to 36 different biotypes of Sangiovese deriving from fifty years of research. This Vineyard is located in Castelnuovo Berardenga, on a plateau with good sun exposure by day but with a wide diurnal temperature range, at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level, and is characterized by clay-rich alberese soil with abundant skeleton gravel. The result is a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione where Sangiovese is expressed in the warmest version: an intense, deep-coloured wine with a rich bouquet.