In the latest article curated by Monica Larner, released by Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, featured the new regional report dedicated to the new releases of Chianti Classico. It is...
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.
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.
The realm of diversity
110 hectares of vineyards
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.
Between 220 a 570 meters a.s.l.
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.
Tune in to the relaxed rhythms of Tuscan village life
Represent a distillation of Tuscan country style, family heirloom furniture, and superb views over the hills, making any stay here a unique experience.
Discover all the activities
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
Events & Meetings
The Mazzei family is part of wine history.
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