Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d’Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435, it still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village: a cluster of houses, the church of San Miniato and the villa, built at the end of the 1500s where the medieval castle once stood. Today, the estate comprises 117 hectares of vineyard, largely planted with Sangiovese with some Merlot, Colorino, Malvasia Nera and Cabernet Sauvignon vines also planted. The cellar at Fonterutoli, designed by architect, Agnesi Mazzei, is one of the most impressive in the region, and has a minimal impact on the environment.
Vineyards location: 7 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 – 550 m. (722 – 1,804 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Very rich in texture, mainly Limestone
Vineyards age: 15 – 35 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4.500 – 7.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 14th
Fermentation temperature: 26-28°C
Period of maceration: 16-18 days
Ageing: 12 months in french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt / 40% new)
Bottling: January 2020
A well proportioned wine with an elegant body. Notes of dark berry, fresh spice flavours, with an intense and smooth finish.
Serve with cold cuts, hearty pasta dishes and pepperoni pizza! This is the ideal BBQ pour!
Ageing potential 15 years
James Suckling: 92 POINTS
Robert Parker Wine Advocate: 92 POINTS
Chianti Classico DOCG
10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot