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Philip

Toscana IGT

$36.00 USD
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Philip
Winescritic.com
96 Pts
Wine Advocate
94 Pts
James Suckling
94 Pts
Vinous
92 Pts
Philip
PhilipToscana IGT
$36.00 USD

Made in Tuscany dedicated to Philip Mazzei

This wine is dedicated to Philip Mazzei (1730-1816), an illustrious ancestor of the family, political thinker, American Patriot and pioneer, together with Thomas Jefferson, of the viticulture in Virginia. Made with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon selected from our estates, Philip is the quintessence of Tuscany. "The great doctrine ‘All men are created equal’, incorporated into the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, was paraphrased from the writings of Philip Mazzei, an Italian-born patriot, and close friend of Jefferson’s." (JFK, "A Nation of Immigrants")

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.00%

Total acidity

5.40%

Vineyards location

50 - 310 mt (165 - 1,020 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Fonterutoli: mainly Limestone - Belguardo: mainly Sandstone

Vineyards age

15 - 25 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 16th (Belguardo), September 25th (Fonterutoli)

Fermentation temperature

25 - 27° C

Period of maceration

13 days (Fonterutoli), 15 days (Belguardo)

Ageing

18 months in french and american oak barrels (225 lt / 30% new)

Bottling

June 2022

Available on the market

October 2022

Production

41.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), single wooden case (1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt)

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Full, ripe and intriguing body, long taste with pleasant and fresh aftertaste

Food pairing

Game stews, aged and blue cheese, spicy food

 

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Awards

James Suckling

95 Points

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

Awards

Winescritic.com

96 Pts

Wine Advocate

94 Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Decanter

91 Pts

Jane Anson

91 Pts

   
Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.14%

Total acidity

5.68%

Vineyards location

50 - 310 mt (165 - 1,020 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Fonterutoli: mainly Limestone - Belguardo: mainly Sandstone

Vineyards age

10 - 20 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 25th (Belguardo), October 4th (Fonterutoli)

Fermentation temperature

25 - 27° C

Period of maceration

13 days (Fonterutoli), 15 days (Belguardo)

Ageing

18 months in french and american oak barrels (225 lt / 30% new)

Bottling

May 2021

Available on the market

October 2021

Production

38.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), single wooden case (1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt)

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Full, ripe and intriguing body, long taste with pleasant and fresh aftertaste

Food pairing

Game stews, aged and blue cheese, spicy food

 

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Awards

Falstaff

93 Pts

The Drinks Business

Gold Medal

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

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

13.70%

Total acidity

5.51%

Vineyards location

50 - 310 mt (165 - 1,020 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Fonterutoli: mainly Limestone - Belguardo: mainly Sandstone

Vineyards age

10 - 20 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 8th (Belguardo), September 11th (Fonterutoli)

Fermentation temperature

25 - 27° C

Period of maceration

13 days (Fonterutoli), 15 days (Belguardo)

Ageing

18 months in french and american oak barrels (225 lt / 30% new)

Bottling

January 2021

Available on the market

May 2021

Production

28.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), single wooden case (1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt)

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Full, ripe and intriguing body, long taste with pleasant and fresh aftertaste

Food pairing

Game stews, aged and blue cheese, spicy food

 

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