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Vicoregio 36

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

$65.00 USD
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Vicoregio 36
Vicoregio 36Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
$65.00 USD

The Sangiovese Avantgarde

The quintessence of our research on Sangiovese at Castello di Fonterutoli resides in an experimental vineyard, planted in ideal pedoclimatic conditions for Sangiovese: 36 different biotypes of Sangiovese, including 18 massal selections coming from our old vineyards. A cutting edge agronomical project creates a pure-bred Chianti Classico Gran Selezione.

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

6.00%

Vineyards location

Castelnuovo Berardenga, "Vicoregio": 350 m (1,150 ft) a.s.l.; S/E, S, S/W exp.

Soil

"Alberese" Limestone and clay, very rich in texture

Vineyards age

17 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.800 - 6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 12th

Vinification

In french oak barrels (500 lt)

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

24 days

Ageing

18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt, 50% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

December 2021

Available on the market

July 2022

Production

13.200 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Intensity, colour deepness, strong and bright bouquet

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

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Awards

James Suckling

96 Pts

Winescritic.com

96 Pts

Falstaff

94 Pts

Doctor Wine

94 Pts

Decanter

92 Pts

Vinous

90 Pts

Decanter World Wine Awards

90 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

Jancis Robinson

17+ Pts

Merano Wine Festival

Gold Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

Silver Medal

 
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

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

13.60%

Total acidity

5.77%

Vineyards location

Castelnuovo Berardenga, "Vicoregio": 350 m (1,150 ft) a.s.l.; S/E, S, S/W exp.

Soil

"Alberese" Limestone and clay, very rich in texture

Vineyards age

16 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.800 - 6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked September the 29th

Vinification

In french oak barrels (500 lt)

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

24 days

Ageing

18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt, 50% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

January 2021

Available on the market

July 2021

Production

13.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Intensity, colour deepness, strong and bright bouquet

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

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Awards

Winescritic.com

97 Pts

Gardini Notes

97 Pts

Decanter World Wine Awards

97 Pts

Wine Advocate

94+ Pts

Doctor Wine

94 Pts

Falstaff

94 Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

Wine Spectator

93 Pts

Sommelier Toscana

93 Pts

Decanter

93 Pts

Wine.plus

92 Pts

Vinous

91 Pts

Livets Goda

91 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

Vitae

3,5 Vines

Gambero Rosso

2 Glasses

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% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

13.83%

Total acidity

6.10%

Vineyards location

Castelnuovo Berardenga, "Vicoregio": 350 m (1,150 ft) a.s.l.; S/E, S, S/W exp.

Soil

"Alberese" Limestone and clay, very rich in texture

Vineyards age

15 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.800 - 6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked September the 28th

Vinification

In french oak barrels (500 lt, 50% new)

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

24 days

Ageing

18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt, 50% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

January 2020

Available on the market

July 2020

Production

6.500 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Intensity, colour deepness, strong and bright bouquet

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

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Awards

James Suckling

95 Pts

Wine Advocate

95 Pts

Decanter

94 Pts

Falstaff

94 Pts

Doctor Wine

94 Pts

Vinous

94 Pts

James Magazine

94 Pts

I Vini di Veronelli

92 Pts

Ferment

92 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

   
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

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

14.82%

Total acidity

6.15%

Vineyards location

Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone

Vineyards age

14 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 7th

Vinification

in french oak barrels (500 lt)

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

20 days

Ageing

18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

March 2017

Available on the market

June 2019

Production

8.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

Awards

Doctor Wine

94 Pts

James Suckling

95 Pts

Wine Advocate

95 Pts

Vinous

94 Pts

AIS Vitae

4 Vines

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

   
Harvest

Mild and rainy winter with temperatures above the seasonal averages; spring and early summer rainy as well. At the end of June the rain stopped and the temperatures rose, thus marking the beginning of summer on 21 June.

The summer was characterised by warm but generally not hot days, with changes in the temperatures during the day influencing the quality of the grapes. At the end of August and especially from the middle of September to the first week of October, greater changes in the temperatures between the day and the night have been observed, alongside with a long-term stability, thus creating the ideal conditions for the ripening of the bunches with the accumulation of aromatic substances and polyphenols culminating with the great quality of the 2016 vintage.

Upon the harvest, the grapes were globally healthy and the refinement in the cellars proved the high quality of the grapes picked up.

Beginning of the harvest: 10 September
End of the harvest: 11 October
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 484.4 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4,240.2°C
Evaluation: Outstanding

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

14.00%

Total acidity

6.30%

Vineyards location

Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone

Vineyards age

13 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 2nd

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

20 days

Ageing

18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)

Bottling

March 2017

Available on the market

October 2017

Production

12.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

 

Awards

Doctor Wine

97 Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

I Vini di Veronelli

94 Pts

Wine Advocate

93+ Pts

Vinous

93 Pts

ErGentili

92 Pts

AIS VItae

4 Vines

Bibenda 

4 Grapes

Gambero Rosso

3 Glasses 

     
Harvest

The vintage 2015 was characterized by a rainy winter which resulted in a good supply of water. A mild spring and an hot summer.
Some rainfall in late July and after mid August led to a drop in temperatures, which have established the ideal conditions for the good ripening of the grapes with the accumulation of aromatic substances and polyphenol, ideal to produce a balanced wine, rich in structure, with complex aromas and long aging potential.


Beginning of the harvest: 7/09
End of the harvest: 8/10
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 228mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3739°C
Evaluation: Very Good / Outstanding

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

13.54%

Total acidity

6.60%

Vineyards location

Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone

Vineyards age

12 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 6th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

14 days

Ageing

16 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)

Bottling

December 2016

Available on the market

June 2017

Production

2.400 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

 

Harvest

The whole winter season time was characterised by temperatures above the average, while the rain level falls within the average. Harvest began on 15 September, with the first 2 weeks marked by minimum temperatures above the average by 3° C and unsettled weather. In the second decade of September the weather changed remarkably, exerting a great impact on the vintage quality, with the onset of a high-pressure system resulting in a strong reduction of the minimum temperatures, an increase in the maximum temperatures as well as a settled and dry weather with no rainfall at all for over 24 days; in October (another temperature anomaly) the average temperatures exceeded the seasonal average values in the Chianti Classico area. These conditions granted grapes with good-excellent ripeness and quality. This vintage characterized by high acidity, refined aromas and stable wines over time.


Beginning of the harvest: 15/09
End of the harvest: 15/10
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 365mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3,465°C
Evaluation: Poor (first part) - Good / Very good (second part)

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

6.07%

Vineyards location

Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone

Vineyards age

11 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 11th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

18 days

Ageing

20 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)

Bottling

February 2016

Available on the market

October 2016

Production

10.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

 

Awards

Doctor Wine

97 Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

Wine Advocate

93 Pts

Vinous

92+ PPtsnti

ErGentili

92 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

AIS VItae

4 Vines

 
Harvest

The winter months were characterized by average temperatures, with days well under 0°C degrees; the rainfall during the first 7 months was 35% above the average quantity, especially in July, when several storms led to a particularly high attention on the plant health defense.
The ripening of the grapes processed gradually, taking the right time for a slow and perfect maturation, that facilitates the synthesis of the quality elements with accumulation of the polyphenols. The condition of high temperature range between night and day especially took place in the middle of July and August.
The year was particularly demanding from the agronomic point of view, but the quality of the grapes was definitely pleasing.


Beginning of the harvest: Sept. 26
End of the harvest: Oct.12
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 290 mm (11.4 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3582°C
Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

13.73%

Total acidity

6.60%

Vineyards location

Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.

Soil

Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone

Vineyards age

10 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October the 3rd

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

14 days

Ageing

22 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)

Bottling

June 2015

Available on the market

April 2016

Production

5.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

 

Awards

James Suckling

93 Pts

Wine Enthusiast

93 Pts

Wine Advocate

92 Pts

Bibenda

5 Vines

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

     
Harvest

Anomalous weather during the winter period, where there were very few precipitations with a snowfall in February. The months of June, July and August have been characterized by an almost total absence of rain, with temperatures above the seasonal average. A decisive change in weather in the last week of August and the first seven days of September gave a positive turn to the season; there were a significant drop in temperatures for both minimum and maximum temperatures, allowing the plants to resume "work" in an optimal manner and consequently arrive to the ripening of the grapes in very good conditions. The grapes have not had any problems and have arrived to the cellar in optimum conditions. This vintage from a quantitative point of view, gave us a reduction of about 25% -30% of the grapes compared to the previous years. The agronomical judgment on the vintage is on average good, with peaks of excellence for some of the Sangiovese grapes.


Beginning of the harvest: Aug.29
End of the harvest: Oct.10
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 369,8 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3723°C
Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Appellation

Toscana IGT

Winery location

Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI)

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

14.04%

Total acidity

6.30%

Vineyards location

Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.

Soil

Alberese and Limestone

Vineyards age

8 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.660 plants

Harvest

Hand picked September 29th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

18 days

Ageing

22 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)

Bottling

June 2014

Available on the market

 

March 2015Production

9.500 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

   
Awards

James Suckling

94 Pts

Vinous

93 Pts

Wine Advocate

93 Pts

Wine Spectator

91 Pts

Harvest

Perfect performance until the end of July / first week of August, given the high rainfall during the winter / spring which created excellent water reserves in the soil; the most critical moment was the middle of August to first week of September due to two extreme heat waves. Two providential rainfalls on July 27 and early September allowed the vines to resume their activities of synthesis of metabolites in the berries; further help came after the first week of September, by the sudden lowering of temperature in the evenings thus creating a greater temperature range.
The quality of the grapes from a health point of view was exceptional, given the almost total absence of rot. From the analytical and taste point of view, the grapes were very rich in sugars, but with great differences in the maturation and quality of the grapes is the diversity of "micro-terroirs".


Beginning of the harvest: Aug.25
End of the harvest: Sep.30
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 181 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3692°C
Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Appellation

Toscana IGT

Winery location

Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI)

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes

Alcohol

14.25%

Total acidity

6.00%

Vineyards location

Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp.

Soil

Alberese and Limestone

Vineyards age

7 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.660 plants

Harvest

Hand picked October 7th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

18 days

Ageing

20 months in french oak barrels (500 lt)

Bottling

February 2013

Available on the market

September 2013

Production

9.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2008

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent

Food pairing

Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

   
Awards

James Suckling

94 Pts

Vinous

93 Pts

Wine Advocate

93 Pts

Wine Spectator

91 Pts

Harvest
The winter period was characterized by temperatures below average with heavy rain and 3 snow storms; spring was cool and wet. From the end of June, the entry of a large area of high pressure brought a long period of sunny and dry weather with peaks of high temperatures in the last week of July which were slightly above the average for the period. The maturation continued throughout the period of September in a very slow and regular manner; the harvest was completed at the end of October (precisely 26/10). The final evaluation is intended to be an exceptional vintage for us, both regarding the quality of the grapes that have a good range of phenolic content and extraction with the potentials of a great vintage for longevity and aging of wines.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 488,0 mm (19.2 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3421,7°C
Evaluation: Outstanding

The vineyard

Vigneto Vicoregio
Castelnuovo Berardenga

A wine from a vineyard of the same name, home to 36 different biotypes of Sangiovese deriving from fifty years of research.

This Vineyard is located in Castelnuovo Berardenga, on a plateau with good sun exposure by day but with a wide diurnal temperature range, at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level, and is characterized by clay-rich alberese soil with abundant skeleton gravel. The result is a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione where Sangiovese is expressed in the warmest version: an intense, deep-coloured wine with a rich bouquet.

3 Cru
3 Municipalities
3 Gran Selezione

Historically, Castello di Fonterutoli's vineyards, have always lain within the territory of three adjoining Chianti Classico municipalities: Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Radda in Chianti

Vicoregio
Castelnuovo Berardenga

Aspect: South/Southeast
Altitude: 350 m a.s.l.
Soil: clay-rich Alberese with abundant skeleton gravel
Microclimate: the vineyard stands on a plateau with good sun exposure by day but with a wide diurnal temperature range. In summer, temperatures are slightly above average for the area, but by night they descend to around 2.5°C below those registered in most of the estate's other vineyards thanks to a regular nocturnal cool air channel.

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