Fonterutoli Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cru

Castello di Fonterutoli

2019
This exceptional Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the ultimate expression of the "terroir" of Fonterutoli. A continuing commitment and dedication to the olive grove, combined with hand-picking and pressing within 2 hours in our own mill, contribute to the unique personality and subtle nuances of this "cru". Appellation: Chianti Classico DOP Estate location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI) Olive varietals: 50% Moraiolo, 50% Leccino Altitude: 300 - 490 m (984 - 1,610 ft) a.s.l. Pruning system: Vase Harvest: Hand picked from the beginning of November to the end of November Crushing: Continuous within 2 hours from the picking in the company olive knife crusher and in total oxygen absence Extraction: Centrifuge at 23° C through decanter Storage: In stainless steel tanks, temperature 15 - 18° C and under inert gas Acidity: 0,17% Polyphenols: 630 mg/Kg Peroxides: 4,37 meqO2/Kg Preservation: Away from the light, temperature 12 - 20° C and 70 - 80% humidity Consumption suggestions: Within 18 months from the date of bottling Bottle: Screen printed dark bottle in individual box Formats: 250 ml Production: 3 Hl Key descriptors: Powerful, artichoke and thistle, very rich and persistent Food pairing: Crudités, grilled meats, BBQ, baked potatoes
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Tuscany

Tuscany

One of Italy’s most preferred by wine connoisseurs, the region of Tuscany is probably only rivalled for its prestige by Piedmont, in the north. Tuscany contains a number of very fine DOC and DOCG appellations within its geographical borders, and is also home to the Super Tuscans. By far the most relevant Tuscan appellation is Chianti Classico, where some incredible wines that compete at the highest level are produced. Many of these amazing Chiantis will age for over twenty years. Chianti shares Tuscany with Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, both of which produce wines of great quality. Brunello is a local variety of the Sangiovese grape. The warm temperatures coming off the coast, combined with the cool breezes from the hills, create a multitude of microclimates.

DOCG and DOC

IGT: Toscana; Colli della Toscana Centrale; Vermentino di Toscana

DOC: Barco Reale di Carmignano; Bolgheri; Chianti; Elba; Maremma Toscana; Rosso di Montalcino; Val d’Arno di Sopra DOC;Vin Santo del Chianti; Vin Santo del Carmignano

DOCG:Brunello di Montalcino; Chianti Classico; Chianti Classico Riserva; Carmignano; Morellino di Scansano; Vernaccia di San Gimignano; Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Tuscany accounts for over thirty DOC and half a dozen of DOCG wines. In addition to the great, well-known and appreciated reds, the local production includes a few distinguishable whites, the most notable among them being, without doubt, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Other delicious whites include the Bianco d'Elba, Bianco di Bolgheri, Vermentino and Bianco di Pitigliano.

Grape varieties

One of the most well known is Sangiovese the mainstay in all but one of Tuscany's seven red-wine DOCGs. In Montalcino it goes by the name Brunello, hence the name Brunello di Montalcino; in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano it is locally known as Prugnolo Gentile. Chianti, famed the world over, also features Sangiovese, as well as permitting the addition of small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino, and international gems Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. As well as being famed for its reds, Tuscany produces some distinguished whites, one of which has achieved DOCG status: Vernaccia di San Gimignano.