Castello di Fonterutoli Winery
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Castello di Fonterutoli Description
Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina
in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d'Elsa, in the heart
of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435,
it still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village:
a cluster of houses, the church of San Miniato and the villa, built
at the end of the 1500s where the medieval castle once stood. Fonterutoli
is a complex and diversified reality, with a distinct personality.
Considered one of the most important companies in the Chianti Classico
and indeed in all of Italy, it is always alertly on the lookout
for cutting-edge quality, in the vineyards and the wine cellars
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Wines from Castello di Fonterutoli
Poggio alla Badiola
Tasting Notes: Produced with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes, taken from the
highest altitude vineyards bearing the same name, it boasts excellent
structure and smoothness. A wine with a great personality and versatile
at the same time. It has been aged in stainless steel tanks, then
in small French and American oak barrels (225 lt./10% new) for 9
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 75%, Merlot 25%
Food Pairings: We suggest to seve at 19° C. Good with red and white meats, pork, poultry and aged cheeses.
Awards Won: 87/100 Top Value - Wine Spectator, 3 Grappoli - Guida Bibenda A.I.S. 2007
Castello di Fonterutoli D.O.C.G.
Tasting Notes: This is the most representative wine of the Fonterutoli's
production. Created from 7 different Sangiovese clones with a small
complementary role for other grape varieties, this powerful and
elegant wine, one with a unique personality of its own, is the best
expression of the four different terroirs of the Fonterutoli estate.
It has been aged 16 months in small french oak barrels (225 l /
Summer 2003 was characterised by hygher than average temperatures, particularily during the month of August. This, along with a more careful grapes selection, has caused an increased perecntage of Cabernet Sauvignon, which resulted of an outstanding quality.
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 80% , Cabernet 20%
Food Pairings: We suggest to seve at 19° C. Good with stuffed game, pot roast meat.
Total production: 50.000 bottles
Awards Won: Tre Bicchieri/Three Glasses - Gambero Rosso Slow Food91/100 - Wine Spectator, 90/100 Enogea, 90/100 - "Annuario dei Migliori Vini 2007" Luca Maroni, 4 Grappoli - Guida Bibenda A.I.S. 2007
Tasting Notes: Produced primarily from different Sangiovese clones with
extremely low yields , this is the estate's second wine. It is remarkable
for its complexity and elegance as well as the uniqueness of its
Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese; 5% Malvasia Nera e Colorino; 5% Merlot.
Food Pairings: We suggest to serve at 20° C. Good with red meat, pasta with game sauce, steak.
Total production: 200.000 bottles.
Awards Won: 89/100 Enogea, 88/100 Wine Spectator, 4 Stars "Highly Recommended" - DECANTER,
3 Grappoli - Guida A.I.S. Bibenda 2007.
Siepi - Toscana I.G.T.
Tasting Notes: Created from a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot grapes harvested
in the Siepi vineyard, situated at an altitude of 260 m. (853 ft.)
and benefitting from exceptional climatic and soil conditions. A
highly concentrated wine with sweet and dense tannins, it displays
a unique and original charcater. It has been aged 18 months in new
small french oak barrels (225 lt. / 100% new) Sangiovese: 16 months
in new small french oak barrels (225 lt./100% new).
Grape varieties: 50% Merlot and 50% Sangiovese.
Food Pairings: We suggest to serve at 20° C. Good with stuffed game, blue cheeses... or alone, as a meditation wine.
Total production: 25.000 bottles
Awards Won: 93/100 Wine Spectator, 91/100 - Falstaff Magazin, 5 Grappoli - Guida A.I.S. "Duemilavini 2006", 3 bicchieri rossi - "Gambero Rosso Guida Vini d´Italia 2006" , 3 Stelle Rosse "Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2006" , 15/20 - Guida de L'Espresso "Vini d'Italia 2006"