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Ser Lapo

Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

$30.00 USD
Vintage
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Ser Lapo
Gardini Notes
94+ Pts
James Suckling
94 Pts
Doctor Wine
93 Pts
Falstaff
92 Pts
Vintage
Ser Lapo
Ser LapoChianti Classico Riserva DOCG
$30.00 USD

The historic Chianti Classico

With this outstanding Chianti Classico Riserva, the Marquis Mazzei celebrate their notable ancestor Ser Lapo, author of the first official document mentioning “Chianti wine” (December 16th, 1398).

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot

Alcohol

14.00%

Total acidity

5.43%

Vineyards location

Cornia: 250 - 330 m (820 - 1,080 ft) a.s.l. | Caggiolo: 290 - 350 m (950 - 1,150 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Cornia: Clay and limestone | Caggiolo: Calcareous Alberese with clay texture

Vineyards age

15 - 30 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

4.500 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked starting from September 4th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

15 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in small french oak barrels (225/500 lt - 50% new)

Bottling

September 2021

Available on the market

January 2022

Production

250.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

Cases

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

First vintage

1983

Ageing potential

Over 15 years

Key description

Fresh, tannic, with aroma of berries, strong structure, earthy and intense taste

 

 

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Awards

Gardini Notes

94+ Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

Doctor Wine

93 Pts

Falstaff

92 Pts

Winescritic.com

92 Pts

Wine Advocate

92 Pts

Vinous

92 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, 10% Merlot

Alcohol

13.70%

Total acidity

6.07%

Vineyards location

Cornia: 250 - 330 m (820 - 1,080 ft) a.s.l. | Caggiolo: 290 - 350 m (950 - 1,150 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Cornia: Clay and limestone | Caggiolo: Calcareous Alberese with clay texture

Vineyards age

15 - 30 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

4.500 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked starting from September 12th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

15 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in small french oak barrels (225/500 lt - 50% new)

Bottling

September 2020

Available on the market

January 2021

Production

230.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

Cases

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

First vintage

1983

Ageing potential

Over 10 years

Key description

Fresh, tannic, with aroma of berries, strong structure, earthy and intense taste

 

 

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Awards

Gardini Notes

96+ Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

Wine Spectator

93 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Winescritic.com

92 Pts

Wine Advocate

91 Pts

VertdeVin

90 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% Merlot

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

5.77%

Vineyards location

Cornia: 250 - 330 m (820 - 1,080 ft) a.s.l. | Caggiolo: 290 - 350 m (950 - 1,150 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Cornia: Clay and limestone | Caggiolo: Calcareous Alberese with clay texture

Vineyards age

15 - 30 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

4.500 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked starting from September 22nd

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

15 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in small french oak barrels (225/500 lt - 50% new)

Bottling

September 2019

Available on the market

February 2020

Production

175.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

1983

Ageing potential

Over 10 years

Key description

Fresh, tannic, with aroma of berries, strong structure, earthy and intense taste

Food pairing

Pasta with game sauce, stews, grilled red meats, mid-aged cheeses

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

96 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Wine Advocate

93 Pts

Wine Spectator

92 Pts

Doctor Wine

95 Pts

Bacchus

92 Pts

Falstaff

95 Pts

I Vini di Veronelli

93 Pts

Wine Enthusiast

90 Pts

     
Harvest

The 2017 harvest was unparalleled thanks to climatic events which followed one another in an unusual and extraordinary way.
After a frost on 20 April, in spring and summer there was little rainfall and summer temperatures reached high peaks, thus leading to water stress, with a reduced swelling of the grapes and a clear drop in the weight of the bunches in general.
The harvest began well in advance on the earliest vines. As regards Sangiovese, we courageously decided to wait for the September rains, when about 130 mm rain fell in 20 days together with a considerable lowering of the temperature (with minimum values dropping to 5 ° C), which gave a twist to the remaining grapes on the grapevines.
Therefore, the grapes had a heterogeneous quality, with peaks of excellence, a global level well beyond the expectations. 2017 is one of the classic vintages where the achievement of important results requires much experience and a careful management of each vineyard through the adoption of a customised approach to each parcel.

Beginning of the harvest: 21 August
End of the harvest: 28 September
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 257,6 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3638,45 °C
Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot

Alcohol

13.20%

Total acidity

6.00%

Vineyards location

Cornia: 250 - 330 m (820 - 1,080 ft) a.s.l. | Caggiolo: 290 - 350 m (950 - 1,150 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Cornia: Clay and limestone | Caggiolo: Calcareous Alberese with clay texture

Vineyards age

15 - 30 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectar

4.500 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked starting from September 22nd

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

15 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in small french oak barrels (225/500 lt - 50% new)

Bottling

September 2018

Available on the market

February 2019

Production

175.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

1983

Ageing potential

Over 10 years

Key description

Fresh, tannic, with aroma of berries, strong structure, earthy and intense taste

Food pairing

Pasta with game sauce, stews, grilled red meats, mid-aged cheeses

 

 

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