Castello di Fonterutoli, Mix 36 2011

Castello di Fonterutoli

2011
Toscana IGT

Four decades of massal and clonal selection, thirty-six different biotypes, a pure-bred Sangiovese. A unique project that was finally realized: "Blend", "Cru" and "Monovarietal". Appellation: Toscana IGT Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI) Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese from 36 biotypes Alcohol: 14,04% vol. Total acidity: 6,30‰ Vineyards location: Vico Regio: 320 m (1,050 ft) a.s.l.; SW exp. Soil: Alberese and Limestone Vineyards age: 8 years Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,660 Harvest: Hand picked September 29th Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28° C Period of maceration: 14 days Aging: 22 months in french oak barrels (500 lt) Bottling: June 2014 Available on the market: March 2015 Production: 9,500 bottles Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt First vintage: 2008 Aging potential: Over 20 years

Key descriptors: Extremely elegant, fresh, red berries aroma, extraordinarily complex and persistent

Food pairing: Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

Doctor Wine95 Pts; Falstaf94 Pts; Wine Enthusiast93 Pts; The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)93 Pts; James Suckling93 Pts; Wine Spectator92 Pts Vinous (Antonio Galloni)90 Pts; AIS Vitae4 Stars Vini d'Italia (Gambero Rosso).

Region
Variety
Sangiovese
Alcohol-abv
14,04% vol.
Reviews

James Suckling 93 Points, Robert Parker 93 Points, Wine Spectator 93 Points

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Ratings

93 Points James Suckling

93 Points Robert Parker

93 Points Wine Spectator

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.