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Concerto di Fonterutoli

Toscana IGT

$142.00 USD
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Concerto di Fonterutoli
James Suckling
96 Pts
Vinous
95 Pts
Jane Anson
95 Pts
Winescritic.com
92 Pts
Concerto di Fonterutoli
Concerto di FonterutoliToscana IGT
$142.00 USD

The legend goes on since 1981

“Concerto” was born in 1981, as an effect of a viticulture with an unexpressed potential, experimenting new training systems and new blends, including also non-autochthonous varietals; it was one of the forerunners and also one of the top 10 players of the “Super Tuscans” phenomenon.

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.00%

Total acidity

6.00%

Vineyards location

Fonterutoli (Castellina in Chianti): Sangiovese - Scassi vineyard, 350 m (1,150 ft) a.s.l. Cab.Sauv. - Brotine vineyard, 340 m (1,115 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone

Vineyards age

16 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.600 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 21st

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

14 - 18 days

Ageing

18 months in small french oak barrels: Tonneaux (Sangiovese), Barriques (Cab.Sauv.)

Finissage

3 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

July 2022

Available on the market

November 2022

Production

35.000 bottles

Formats

375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt

Cases

Wooden case

First vintage

1981

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Rich and juicy, notes of underbrush and black berries, powerful and fine

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Awards

James Suckling

96 Pts

Vinous

95 Pts

Jane Anson

95 Pts

Winescritic.com

94 Pts

Wine Advocate

94 Pts

Decanter

9 Pts

Falstaff

94 Pts

 
Harvest

The winter of 2020 was cold with moderate rainfall. After a cool spring with adequate, well-spaced showers, the wide diurnal temperature range over the long hot summer was sufficient to ensure a smooth and problem-free ripening of the grapes. The process was also helped by rains in June and September which reduced water stress, and by an absence of pests or disease.

A season characterised by average temperatures and well-spaced rainfall gave rise to a highly satisfying harvest of top-quality grapes. With their thick skins and well-ripened phenols, these grapes will produce wines which combine fullness and structure with balance and freshness.

The one less positive note was a lower yield due to a few cold nights in early April which affected bud burst in areas where this took place early.


Beginning of the harvest: September 7th

End of the harvest: October 7th

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 468 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3608 °C

Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.46%

Total acidity

5.58%

Vineyards location

Fonterutoli (Castellina in Chianti): Sangiovese - Scassi vineyard, 350 m (1,150 ft) a.s.l. Cab.Sauv. - Brotine vineyard, 340 m (1,115 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone

Vineyards age

15 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.600 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 28th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

14 - 18 days

Ageing

18 months in small french oak barrels: Tonneaux (Sangiovese), Barriques (Cab.Sauv.)

Finissage

3 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

July 2021

Available on the market

November 2021

Production

32.000 bottles

Formats

375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt

Cases

Wooden case

First vintage

1981

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Rich and juicy, notes of underbrush and black berries, powerful and fine

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Awards

Jane Anson

97 Pts

Decanter

96 Pts

Wine Advocate

95+ Pts

Winescritic.com

95 Pts

James Suckling

95 Pts

Vinous

95 Pts

Falstaff

94 Pts

BIbenda

5 Grapes

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

80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.10%

Total acidity

5.90%

Vineyards location

Fonterutoli (Castellina in Chianti): Sangiovese - Scassi vineyard, 350 m (1,150 ft) a.s.l. Cab.Sauv. - Brotine vineyard, 340 m (1,115 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone

Vineyards age

14 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.600 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 21st

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

14 - 18 days

Ageing

18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

July 2020

Available on the market

December 2020

Production

26.500 bottles

Formats

375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt

Cases

Wooden case

First vintage

1981

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Rich and juicy, notes of underbrush and black berries, powerful and fine

Food pairing

Spiced dishes, stewed game, aged cheeses

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