Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

This Chianti Classico Gran Selezione comes from the vineyards overlooked by the small Romanic parish known as "Badiòla", in the Radda in Chianti municipality. The vineyards are among the highest in altitude in Chianti Classico and benefit of an especially fresh climate.


65,00 $

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Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese: 3 clones + 3 estate massal selections

Alcohol: 14.58%

Total acidity: 5.77‰

Vineyards location: Radda in Chianti, "La Badiola": 470-570 m (1,540-1,870 ft) a.s.l.; S/E, S/W exp.

Soil: Mainly "Galestro" (Limestone) and "Arenaria" (Sandstone), with miscellaneous texture

Vineyards age: 17 years

Training system: Spur cordon-training

Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.660 plants

Harvest: Hand picked October the 5th

Vinification: In stainless steel trunk-conic vats

Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C

Period of maceration: 17 days

Ageing: 16 months in french oak barrels (500 lt, 30% new)

Finissage: 5 months in concrete tanks

Bottling: January 2021

Available on the market: July 2021

Production: 6200 bottles

Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage: 2017

Ageing potential: Over 20 years

Key descriptors: Great elegance and freshness, wild berries and red fruit notes

Food pairing: Pot roasts, game, mushrooms and seasoned cheese



The 2018 vintage was characterised by a dynamic winter, with northern currents in December and February and a mild climate in January, with abundant rainfall, both of snow and rain, which offset the serious water deficit of the previous years. Spring brought about temperatures above the seasonal average together with abundant rainfall. The budding was early but showed no problems.
From 10 June on, temperatures started to rise again and, in the Chianti Classico area, the summer was good with uniform rainfall. July and August were as usual, while September was marked by a series of sunny days with a large temperature range between day and night, which allowed the grapes to reach the correct phenolic and aromatic ripeness. In short, this harvest was very satisfying harvest from a quantitative and, especially, a qualitative point of view.

Beginning of the harvest: September 12th
End of the harvest: October 8th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 491 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3666 °C
Evaluation: Very good


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