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The temple of Sangiovese

Castello di Fonterutoli

An avantgarde winery

The true link between the past and the future, the Fonterutoli winery dominates the estate and farm slopes looking to Siena from a vantage point, but its heart is beating within.

A modern winery but at the same time the owner of centuries-old knowledge, as only a family member could design: in fact Agnese Mazzei is the designer of the innovative project with low environmental impact, where aesthetics meet funcionality.

The architectural project realizes a production project

An important project on three levels, to allow the grapes collected in the plaza to "drop" during the various phases of the wine making process and age in wood barrels in the most natural manner: The force of gravity.

The special 74 wine making steel vats provided with a tapered cylindrical shape and capacity for 100 hl, allow processing the grapes from each parcel separately to preserve their biodiversity and produce a series of small scale wine batches that together with the judicious use of treading and long maceration, allow obtaining wines with exceptional qualities of color and particularly smooth and elegant tannins.

At 15 meters of depth, in the vast cellar where more than 3000 oak barrels dwell, the temperature and the right degree of humidity is guaranteed by five completely natural water streams flowing through the naked rock walls.

Our wine cellar is part Toscana Wine Architecture, a network of 14 wineries of quality and design, signed by great masters of contemporary architecture
THE VINEYARDS

The realm of diversity

The wisdom of Mazzei knew how to transform the arid and rocky land of Fonterutoli into a bounty, which adopted diversity into its main style.

7 terroirs

110 hectares of vineyards

114 parcels

The estate covers and overall surface of 650 hectares, where "only" 110 are for special vineyards organized into seven zones ranging between 220 and 570 meters above the sea level, which are further divided into 114 single parcels. All in perfect harmony with other secondary cultivars and woods, an ideal environment for various kinds of free roaming wild game.

altitude

Between 220 a 570 meters a.s.l.

grapes

Chianti Classico: Sangiovese, Malvasia, Colorino
IGT: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Complexity in biodiversity

"Zonazione" through a separate identification and management of every micro-zone / cru.


The grapes from these 114 parcels are harvested by hand, turned into wine and aged in wood barrels separately, transforming the value of diversity into an extraordinary breadth of bouquet and complexity.

Territory and identity

A unique soil, where the dissolution of Alberese and sandstone rock confers a mineral, complex core.

The grapes from 114 parcels are harvested by hand, turned into wine and aged in wood barrels separately, transforming the value of diversity into an extraordinary breadth of bouquet and complexity.

The excellence of the wines of Castello di Fonterutoli is renowned worldwide and represents one of the points of reference for the whole Chianti Classico.

Fonterutoli also produces Chianti Classico DOP Castello di Fonterutoli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, extraordinary in its refinement and personality thanks to the varieties of frantoio, leccino, noraiolo, and pendolino olives, and a proprietary olive press that presses the olives in an oxygen free atmosphere.

Still at Fonterutoli, Carla Mazzei is dedicated to growing Lavender, the essence of which is used to create the line of cosmetic products that carries her name.

CASTELLO DI FONTERUTOLI

Our wines

The excellence of the wines of Castello di Fonterutoli is renowned worldwide and represents one of the points of reference for the whole Chianti Classico
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CASTELLO DI FONTERUTOLI

Our wines

The excellence of the wines of Castello di Fonterutoli is renowned worldwide and represents one of the points of reference for the whole Chianti Classico
Discover our wines
HOSPITALITY

Tune in to the relaxed rhythms of Tuscan village life

The hamlet of Fonterutoli, and old bastion of Florence only a few kilometers from Castellina in Chianti, is blessed with an extraordinary views of Siena, which is so close that it is possible to discern the Torre del Mangia and the outline of the Duomo.
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A stopover here connects guests with the very soul of the place, whether they stay in accomodation scattered around the village, sample Tuscan cuisine in the Osteria or enjoy a guided tasting of Mazzei wines.

Osteria di Fonterutoli
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