Color - Ruby red with violet nuances
Bouquet - Bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and subtle smoky nuances
Taste - Complex and elegant, with flavors of ripe red fruits and a pleasant acidity. Fine and well balanced, with a lengthy finish
Castello di Fonterutoli, one of Italy’s most prestigious wine producers, is situated on an historic property embracing an entire tranquil, centuries-old hamlet just south of Castellina in Chianti.
|Wine maker notes
|The spectacular Fonterutoli property today comprises 470 hectares, of which 79 hectares
are devoted to four distinct vineyard sites: Fonterutoli, Siepi, Badiola and Belvedere. The Sangiovese grape finds itself particularly at home in these four areas, which are planted at altitudes varying between 750 and 1,640 feet above sea level, at south and southwest exposure. The rocky limestone and sandstone soil structure, high density planting (7,000 plants per hectare) and low yields of less than 40 hectoliters per hectare result in the production of complex, elegant and powerful Sangiovese wines.
|90% Sangiovese; 5% Merlot, 3% Malvasia Nera; 2% Colorino