CONCERTO DI FONTERUTOLI
Castello di Fonterutoli
80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
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
"Concerto" was born in 1981, as an effect of a viticulture becoming aware of its unexpressed potential, experimenting new training systems and new blends, including also non-autochthonous varietals; it was one of the forerunners and also a major player of the "Super Tuscans" phenomenon.WINEMAKING & AGEING
Vineyards location are located 1,470-1,800 above sea level, with rocky soil consisting of decomposed limestone and sandstone. Vine age is from 7–32 years. The grapes are hand-picked, starting from September 28th; they fermented at 78–82°F, followed by a period of maceration of 14–18 days. The wine is aged for 18 months in small french oak barrels (70% new).TASTING NOTES
Rich and juicy, with notes of underbrush and black berries. This is a powerful and elegant wine.