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Ser Lapo

Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

$30.00 USD
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Ser Lapo
Gardini Notes
94+ Pts
James Suckling
94 Pts
Doctor Wine
93 Pts
Falstaff
92 Pts
Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva
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).

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Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot

Alcohol

13.81%

Total acidity

5.27%

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 22th

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

December 2023

Available on the market

May 2024

Production

290.000 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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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, 10% Merlot

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

5.34%

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

December 2022

Available on the market

May 2023

Production

260.000 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

Vinous

92 Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

Wine Advocate

93 Pts

Wine Spectator

92 Pts

Falstaff

92 Pts

Robert Parker

93 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, 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

James Suckling

94 Pts

Wine Advocate

93 Pts

Robert Parker

92 Pts

Vinous

92 Pts

Falstaff

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