90% Sangiovese and 10% other red varietals
The excellence of the wines of Castello di Fonterutoli is renowned worldwide and represents one of the points of reference for the whole Chianti Classico.The estate covers an overall surface of 650 hectares, where "only" 117 are for special vineyards organized into five zones ranging between 220 and 550 meters above sea level, which are further divided into 120 single parcels. All in perfect harmony with other secondary cultivars and woods, an ideal environment for various kinds of free roaming wild game. The grapes from these 120 parcels are harvested by hand, turned into wine and aged in wood barrels separately, transforming the value of diversity into an extraordinary breadth of bouquet and complexity.
What The Critics Say
92/100 James Suckling
"Big and fruity Chianti Classico with lots of cherry and orange-peel character. Full-bodied, soft and savory. Freshness runs through it as well. Love the fruit at the end."
89/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner
"In terms of base Chianti Classico, the Mazzei family offers one of the nicest and most consistent wines you can buy from this storied region. The 2017 Chianti Classico Fonterutoli is 90% Sangiovese with 10% complementary grapes, all aged in 225-liter and 500-liter French oak for 12 months. The tricky part of this vintage was the heat and drought that forced yields down by quite a large margin across the appellation. This wine navigates these challenges with a deft hand, showing ripe and dark aromas of pressed cherry and plum with pretty toast and spice. An ample 260,000 bottles were produced." Drink 2019 - 2025
92/100 Falstaff Magazine
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