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Fonterutoli

Chianti Classico DOCG

$24.00 USD
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Fonterutoli
James Suckling
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91 Pts
Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG
FonterutoliChianti Classico DOCG
$24.00 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.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery Location

Loc. Fonterutoli - Castellina in Chianti (SI)

Grape varieties

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

Alcohol

13,50%

Total acidity

5,76%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly limestone, avried and complex texture made if limestone and marl

Vineyards age

16-36 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines for hectare

4,500 - 7,500

Harvest

Hand picked from September 20th

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 2023

Available on the market

May 2023

Production

290,000 bottles

Formats

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

First vintage

Beginning 1900

Ageing potential

15 years

Key descriptors

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

Food pairing

Great ability to pair: dark sauces pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, aged cheese…

 
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Awards

James Suckling

93 Pts

   
Harvest

The year 2021 was distinguished by a cold winter with little precipitation. An (initially) cool spring with adequate rainfall was followed by a long, hot summer but with good diurnal temperature variations that allowed excellent completion of the grape ripening process. Worthy of note, an initial delayed development of the vines that resolved itself as the season progressed.

The harvest was extremely rewarding, in terms of performance and excellent quality and health of the grapes going to cellar; these grapes will yield rich, well-structured wines thanks to their thick, but well-balanced, fresh skins.

There was a slight decrease in quantity, due to the insufficient rain during the winter which hindered budding in the early-maturing areas.


Beginning of the harvest: September 9th, 2021

End of the harvest: October 13th, 2021

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 503,1 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4.511,3 °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

13.50%

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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