VICOREGIO 36 CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE DOCG

Castello di Fonterutoli

APPELLATION

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Sangiovese

WINEMAKERS

Mazzei Family

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13.83%

2017

95POINTS

Wine Advocate
AUGUST 2020
2017

95POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
JULY 2020
BACKGROUND

Castello di Fonterutoli 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 since 1435, covering 26 generations. This dynamic family has carefully safeguarded the inherent beauty and rich heritage of Fonterutoli, while implementing measures to ensure cutting-edge quality in the vineyards and cellars.

“Gran Selezione,” the newest designation, requires only estate grown fruit, stricter technical and sensory parameters and minimum 30 months ageing.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Vicoregio 36 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is sourced from the single Vico Regio vineyard, home to 36 different biotypes of Sangiovese deriving from fifty years of research. Located in the Castelnuovo Berardenga municipality of Chianti Classico, it sits on a plateau 350m a.s.l., with good sun exposure by day and a wide diurnal temperature range. The clay-rich limestone soil is abundant with fossil matter.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

36 biotypes of Sangiovese are hand harvested for this blend. Fermented in French oak barrels (500L) at 78.8° - 82.4° F. Grapes macerate for 20 days prior to ageing.

Aged 18 months in French oak barrels (500L, 50% new), then finessed for four months in concrete tanks before bottling.

TASTING NOTES

Concentrated, with an intense color and bouquet, this wine makes a strong match for pot roasts, steak, and strong, mature cheeses.

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