Castello di Fonterutoli

Already known by the Etruscans and subsequently referred to in Roman times as "Fons Rutolae" and "Fons Rutilant", it was considered a stopping-off point where travelers between Florence and Siena could find refreshment. It was here, in 998, that Otto III, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, issued an edict transferring the possessions of the church of Arezzo to the Siena Committee. Fonterutoli was again the site, in 1202 and 1208, of the signing of the peace treaties that determined the historic assignment of the Chianti region to the Republic of Florence.

The Winery

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.

Today, the estate boasts a total surface area of 650 hectares, of which 117 are devoted to specialized vineyards, divided between five areas: Fonterutoli, Siepi, Badiola, Belvedere and Caggio, located at between 230 and 500 meters above sea level and exposed to the south and southwest.

Fonterutoli is a complex and diversified estate, with a distinct personality. Considered one of the most important companies in 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 alike. Because of its location, Fonterutoli is also the ideal point of departure for cultural and panoramic tours of the most unspoiled areas of the Chianti region.

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