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Fonterutoli

Chianti Classico DOCG

$23.00 USD
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Fonterutoli
FonterutoliChianti Classico DOCG
$23.00 USD

The "Chianti Classico"

It comes from separate vinification of the different company parcels, which spread across a unique range of soil and climate types, at an altitude from 220 to 570 metres above sea level in the heart of the Chianti Classico area. It is the flagship and the "Best Seller" of the company, a benchmark for the whole category.

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 5% Colorino

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

5.70%

Vineyards location

7 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 570 m. (722 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly limestone, varied and complex texture made of limestone and marl

Vineyards age

15 - 35 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

4,500 - 7,500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 16th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

16 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt)

Finissage

30 - 45 days in concrete tanks

Bottling

January 2022

Available on the market

April 2022

Production

300.000 bottles

Formats

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

First vintage

Beginning 1900

Ageing potential

15 years

Key description

A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste

Food pairing

Great ability to pair: dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, aged cold cuts...

 

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Awards

James Suckling

93 Pts

Winescritic.com

93 Pts

Falstaff

92 Pts

Doctor Wine

91 Pts

Vinous

90 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

90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 5% Colorino

Alcohol

13.92%

Total acidity

5.70%

Vineyards location

7 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 570 m. (722 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly limestone, varied and complex texture made of limestone and marl

Vineyards age

15 - 35 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

4,500 - 7,500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 16th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

16 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt)

Finissage

30 - 45 days in concrete tanks

Bottling

January 2021

Available on the market

April 2021

Production

320.000 bottles

Formats

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

First vintage

Beginning 1900

Ageing potential

15 years

Key description

A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste

Food pairing

Great ability to pair: dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, aged cold cuts...

 

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Awards

Gardini Notes

97+ Pts

Decanter World Wine Awards

96 Pts

Falstaff

94 Pts

James Suckling

93 Pts

Winescritic.com

91 Pts

Wine Advocate

91 Pts

   
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

90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 5% Colorino

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

5.63%

Vineyards location

7 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 570 m. (722 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly limestone, varied and complex texture made of limestone and marl

Vineyards age

15 - 35 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

4,500 - 7,500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 14th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

16 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt)

Bottling

January 2020

Available on the market

April 2020

Production

260.000 bottles

Formats

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

First vintage

Beginning 1900

Ageing potential

15 years

Key description

A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste

Food pairing

Great ability to pair: dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, aged cold cuts...

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

94 Pts

Wine Advocate

93 Pts

Doctor Wine

94 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

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

90% Sangiovese, 10% complementary varietals

Alcohol

13.45%

Total acidity

5.90%

Vineyards location

7 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 570 m. (722 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly limestone, varied and complex texture made of limestone and marl

Vineyards age

12 - 30 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

4,500 - 7,500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 18th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

16 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt / 40% new)

Bottling

January 2019

Available on the market

April 2019

Production

260.000 bottles

Formats

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

First vintage

Beginning 1900

Ageing potential

15 years

Key description

A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste

Food pairing

Great ability to pair: dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, aged cold cuts...