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Castello Fonterutoli

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

€45,00
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Castello Fonterutoli
Gardini Notes
97+ Pts
James Suckling
95 Pts
Falstaff
95 Pts
Decanter
92 Pts
Castello Fonterutoli
Castello FonterutoliChianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
€45,00

Gran Selezione since 1995

It's the wine that represents the essence itself of Castello di Fonterutoli estate. It was a forerunner, in 1995, of Gran Selezione category; it's a Cru of Sangiovese coming from the best parcels surrounding the Fonterutoli hamlet, in the Castellina in Chianti municipality. The real "Château" of the estate.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese: 6 clones + 8 estate massal selection

Alcohol

14,00%

Total acidity

5,70%

Vineyards location

The best estate parcels in Castellina in Chianti, "Fonterutoli": 470 (1,540 ft) a.s.l.; S, S/W exposure

Soil

"Alberese" and limestone, extremely rich in texture

Vineyards age

25-35 years

Training system

Spur-cordon traning and Guyot

Nr. of vines for hectare

5,800 - 7,500

Harvest

Hand picked starting from September 23rd

Vinification

In stainless steel trunk-conic vats

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

15-16 days

Ageing

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

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

December 2022

Available on the market

July 2023

Production

56,600 bottles

Formats

375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt

First vintage

1995

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key descriptors

Perfect combination of elegance, structure and mineraal character

Food pairing

Savoury dishes, game, stews, truffles, aged cheeses

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Awards

Gardini Notes

96 Punti

Vinous

92 Pts

Wine Advocate

94 Pts

Falstaff

95 Pts

Vinum

93 Pts

Wine Spectator

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

100% Sangiovese: 6 clones + 8 estate massal selections

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

6.00%

Vineyards location

Castellina in Chianti, "Fonterutoli": 470 m (1,540 ft) a.s.l.; S, S/W exposure

Soil

"Alberese" and limestone, extremely rich in texture

Vineyards age

25 - 30 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.800 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked September 30th

Vinification

In stainless steel trunk-conic vats

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

15 - 16 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

60.000 bottles

Formats

375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt

First vintage

1995

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Perfect combination of elegance, structure and mineral character

Food pairing

Savoury dishes, game, stews, truffles, aged cheeses

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Awards

Gardini Notes

97+ Pts

Winescritic.com

97 Pts

James Suckling

95 Pts

Falstaff

95 Pts

Doctor Wine

94 Pts

Decanter

92 Pts

Vinous

91 Pts

Wine Advocate

94+ Pts

Wine Spectator

93 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

100% Sangiovese: 6 clones + 8 estate massal selections

Alcohol

13.83%

Total acidity

6.11%

Vineyards location

Castellina in Chianti, "Fonterutoli": 470 m (1,540 ft) a.s.l.; S, S/W exposure

Soil

"Alberese" and limestone, extremely rich in texture

Vineyards age

25 - 30 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.800 - 7.500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked September 20th

Vinification

In stainless steel trunk-conic vats

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

15 - 16 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

63000 bottles

Formats

375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt

First vintage

1995

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Perfect combination of elegance, structure and mineral character

Food pairing

Savoury dishes, game, stews, truffles, aged cheeses

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