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Badiòla

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

$65.00 USD
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Badiòla
BadiòlaChianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
$65.00 USD

High-altitude Gran Selezione

This Chianti Classico Gran Selezione comes from the vineyards overlooked by the small Romanic parish known as "Badiòla", in the Radda in Chianti municipality. The vineyards are among the highest in altitude in Chianti Classico and benefit of an especially fresh climate.

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese: 3 clones + 3 estate massal selections

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

5.80%

Vineyards location

Radda in Chianti, "La Badiola": 570 m (1,870 ft) a.s.l.; S/E, S/W exp.

Soil

Mainly "Galestro" (Limestone) and "Arenaria" (Sandstone), with miscellaneous texture

Vineyards age

18 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 15th

Vinification

In stainless steel trunk-conic vats

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

17 days

Ageing

16 months in french oak barrels (500 lt, 30% new)

Finissage

5 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

December 2021

Available on the market

July 2022

Production

7.500 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2017

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Great elegance and freshness, wild berries and red fruit notes

Food pairing

Pot roasts, game, mushrooms and seasoned cheese

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Awards

Gardini Notes

98+ Pts

I Migliori 100 vini e Vignaioli d'Italia

97 Pts

Doctor Wine

96 Pts

Winescritic.com

95 Pts

James Suckling

93 Pts

Decanter

91 Pts

Decanter World Wine Awards

93 Pts

Vinous

90 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

     

 

Harvest

The 2019 harvest recalled the great vintages of the 1980s. This was a 'classic' year, with nature and nurture coming together to create something truly exceptional. Winter temperatures were below average and rainfall was low, with unusually warm weather at the end of February. However, stormy squalls through spring and late into summer replenished the water table and made up for the lack of winter rainfall. They also slowed down plant development in the early stages.
The summer was consistently hot, but without extreme temperatures or excessive rainfall. September continued fine, with a significant range in diurnal temperatures.
No pathogens compromised the excellent health of the grapes. Bud fruitfulness was within the norm and the good condition of the foliage showed just how well balanced the plants were in this extremely fine year.
By harvest time the grapes were perfect, thanks to the prevailing climatic conditions and the leaf removal which was carried out in early September. Both these factors contributed to optimal ripening of all grapes across our various production zones.

Beginning of the harvest: September 4th
End of the harvest: October 17th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 590 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3580 °C
Evaluation: Outstanding

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese: 3 clones + 3 estate massal selections

Alcohol

14.58%

Total acidity

5.77%

Vineyards location

Radda in Chianti, "La Badiola": 570 m (1,870 ft) a.s.l.; S/E, S/W exp.

Soil

Mainly "Galestro" (Limestone) and "Arenaria" (Sandstone), with miscellaneous texture

Vineyards age

17 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 5th

Vinification

In stainless steel trunk-conic vats

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

17 days

Ageing

16 months in french oak barrels (500 lt, 30% new)

Finissage

5 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

January 2021

Available on the market

July 2021

Production

6.200 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2017

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Great elegance and freshness, wild berries and red fruit notes

Food pairing

Pot roasts, game, mushrooms and seasoned cheese

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Awards

Gardini Notes

99 Pts

Winescritic.com

97 Pts

Doctor Wine

96 Pts

Wine Advocate

94 Pts

Livets Goda

94 Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

Decanter World Wine Awards

93 Pts

Wein.plus

93 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Decanter

91 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

AIS Vitae

3.5 Vines

Harvest

The 2018 vintage was characterised by a dynamic winter, with northern currents in December and February and a mild climate in January, with abundant rainfall, both of snow and rain, which offset the serious water deficit of the previous years. Spring brought about temperatures above the seasonal average together with abundant rainfall. The budding was early but showed no problems.
From 10 June on, temperatures started to rise again and, in the Chianti Classico area, the summer was good with uniform rainfall. July and August were as usual, while September was marked by a series of sunny days with a large temperature range between day and night, which allowed the grapes to reach the correct phenolic and aromatic ripeness. In short, this harvest was very satisfying harvest from a quantitative and, especially, a qualitative point of view.

Beginning of the harvest: September 12th
End of the harvest: October 8th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 491 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3666 °C
Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese: 3 clones + 3 estate massal selections

Alcohol

13.57%

Total acidity

6.40%

Vineyards location

Radda in Chianti, "La Badiola": 570 m (1,870 ft) a.s.l.; S/E, S/W exp.

Soil

Mainly "Galestro" (Limestone) and "Arenaria" (Sandstone), with miscellaneous texture

Vineyards age

16 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 3rd

Vinification

In stainless steel trunk-conic vats

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

17 days

Ageing

16 months in french oak barrels (500 lt, 30% new)

Finissage

5 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

January 2020

Available on the market

July 2020

Production

3.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2017

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Great elegance and freshness, wild berries and red fruit notes

Food pairing

Pot roasts, game, mushrooms and seasoned cheese

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Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards

97 Pts

James Suckling

96 Pts

Wine Advocate

94 Pts

Wine Spectator

93 Pts

I Vini di Veronelli

93 Pts

Doctor Wine

93 Pts

Falstaff

92 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Decanter

91 Pts

Wine Enthusiast

91 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

Ferment

90 Pts

Harvest

The 2017 harvest was unparalleled thanks to climatic events which followed one another in an unusual and extraordinary way.
After a frost on 20 April, in spring and summer there was little rainfall and summer temperatures reached high peaks, thus leading to water stress, with a reduced swelling of the grapes and a clear drop in the weight of the bunches in general.
The harvest began well in advance on the earliest vines. As regards Sangiovese, we courageously decided to wait for the September rains, when about 130 mm rain fell in 20 days together with a considerable lowering of the temperature (with minimum values dropping to 5 ° C), which gave a twist to the remaining grapes on the grapevines.
Therefore, the grapes had a heterogeneous quality, with peaks of excellence, a global level well beyond the expectations. 2017 is one of the classic vintages where the achievement of important results requires much experience and a careful management of each vineyard through the adoption of a customised approach to each parcel.

Beginning of the harvest: 21 August
End of the harvest: 28 September
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 257,6 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3638,45 °C
Evaluation: Good

The vineyard

Castello Fonterutoli
Radda in Chianti

A wine born from the estate's highest vineyards, below the 12th-century church of La Badiola

An innate elegance and freshness, hints of berries and red fruits for this wine that is born at 570 m above sea level, from vineyards that are among the highest in the Chianti Classico, with soil composed of Galestro and Sandstone. The municipality of Radda in Chianti, where the vineyards are located, benefits from an overall cool currents even in the height of summer, with mean daily temperatures the lowest of any of the estate’s vineyards. Budding and ripening are therefore generally delayed, with the harvest usually taking place around mid-October.

3 Cru
3 Municipalities
3 Gran Selezione

Historically, Castello di Fonterutoli's vineyards, have always lain within the territory of three adjoining Chianti Classico Municipalities: Casyellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Radda in Chianti

Badiòla
Radda in Chianti

Aspect: Southest - Southwest
Altitude: 570 m a.s.l.
Soil: mainly a mix of Galestro (a friable marl-like soil) and Sandstone
Microclimate: on a high hillside site deep inside the Chianti Classico zone, this site beenfits from cool currents even in the height of summer, wich mean daily temperatures the lowest of any of the estate's vineyards. Budding and ripening are therefore generally delayed, with the harvest usually taking place around mid-October

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