CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG

Castello di Fonterutoli

APPELLATION

Tuscany

GRAPE VARIETIES

90% Sangiovese; 5% Merlot, 3% Malvasia Nera; 2% Colorino

WINEMAKERS

Lapo Mazzei
Francesco Mazzei
Filippo Mazzei

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13.75%

2015

93POINTS

Wine Spectator
MARCH 2018
2015

93POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
OCTOBER 2017
BACKGROUND

Castello di Fonterutoli, source of some of Italy’s most prestigious wines, is an historic property embracing an entire tranquil, centuries-old hamlet just south of Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti Classico. The estate has been in the hands of the Mazzei family for 26 generations. The Mazzei’s have been producing wine at Castello di Fonterutoli since 1435. This dynamic family has carefully safeguarded the inherent beauty and rich heritage of Fonterutoli, while simultaneously implementing measures to ensure cutting-edge quality in the vineyards and cellars.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The Mazzei’s believe the name “Fonterutoli” derives from Latin origin, ‘Fons Rutolae’ or ‘Fons Rutilant,’ meaning clear spring. The area was chosen by the Etruscans to build villages near the water springs. An incredibly diverse area, Fonterutoli covers five main vineyard sites of different terroirs: Fonterutoli, Siepi, Le Ripe, Caggio and Belvedere.

Sangiovese finds itself particularly at home in these areas, which are planted at altitudes varying between 750 and 1,800 feet above sea level, at south and southwest exposure. The rocky limestone and sandstone soil structure, high density planting ( avg. 7,000 plants per hectare) and low yields of less than 40 hectoliters per hectare result in the production of complex, elegant and powerful wines.

TASTING NOTES

A well-proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, and smooth taste. Great when paired with dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces and aged cold cuts.

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