Castello Fonterutoli

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

È il vino che rappresenta l'essenza stessa della tenuta Castello di Fonterutoli. Precursore dal 1995 della categoria Gran Selezione, è un cru di Sangiovese proveniente da 11 parcelle intorno al borgo di Fonterutoli nel Comune di Castellina in Chianti. Lo "Château" dell'azienda.


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Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese: 6 clones + 8 estate massal selections

Alcohol: 13.83%

Total acidity: 6.11‰

Vineyards location: Castellina in Chianti, "Fonterutoli": 420-510 m (1,380-1,670 ft) a.s.l.; S, S/W exposure

Soil: "Alberese" and limestone, extremely rich in texture

Vineyards age: 25 - 30 years

Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectare: 5.800 - 7.500 plants

Harvest: Hand picked starting from September 20th

Vinification: In stainless steel trunk-conic vats

Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C °C

Period of maceration: 15 - 16 days

Ageing: 18 months in french oak barrels (500 lt, 50% new)

Finissage: 4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling: January 2021

Available on the market: July 2021

Production: 63000 bottles

Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt

First vintage: 1995

Ageing potential: Over 20 years

Key descriptors: Perfect combination of elegance, structure and mineral character

Food pairing: Savoury dishes, game, stews, truffles, aged cheeses




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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