Selected among Fonterutoli's 120 different parcels, after the master blend of its "big brother" Castello Fonterutoli. It's the main wine of the estate, since ever the category benchmark.
Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot
Total acidity: 5.70‰
Vineyards location: 7 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 550 m. (722 - 1,804 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Very rich in texture, mainly limestone, varied and complex texture made of limestone and marl
Vineyards age: 10 - 30 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4.500 - 7.500 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 7th
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C °C
Period of maceration: 16 - 18 giorni days
Ageing: 12 months in small french oak barrels (225 and 500 lt / 40% new)
Bottling: February 2015
Available on the market: May 2015
Production: 340000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 900
Ageing potential: 10 years and more
Key descriptors: A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste
Food pairing: Great ability to pair: dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, aged cold cuts...