Castello di Fonterutoli, “Siepi“ 2013

Castello di Fonterutoli

2015
Toscana IGT

A stunning nose. Ripe dark berries, espresso, chocolate, eucalyptus and licorice. Full-bodied and vibrant with firm yet juicy tannins and a high acidity. Long aftertaste.

A "cru" made with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes grown on 6 hectares in the "Siepi" vineyard, one of the best parcels of the estate. Concentration and complexity make it one of the most unique and defining wines available. A must try for Tuscan wine lovers.

"One of the 50 wines that changed Italy's wine style" - Gambero Rosso

95+ POINTS WINE ADVOCATE October 2015 95 PTS JAMES SUCKLING 10/16 93 PTS VINOUS 10/16 92 PTS WINE SPECTATOR 10/16 91 PTS WINE ENTHUSIAST 3/17

Region
Variety
Merlot, Sangiovese
Alcohol-abv
14.29%
Reviews

James Suckling 92 Points, Robert Parker 93 Points

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Ratings

92 Points James Suckling

93 Points Robert Parker

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.