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Castello di Fonterutoli Mazzei 94 Ag/94js 2010

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"This is a layered and balanced red with plums and berry character. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a long flavorful finish. This shows a wonderful texture now that makes you want to drink it, but it will be better in two or three years. The blend of this wine has been changed to only include indigenous grape types with the majority Sangiovese with Malvasia Nera and Colorino. I like the change. This has been upgraded in quality...94." JS 7/13 "The 2010 Chianti Classico Castello di Fonterutoli represents a major departure for this historic estate. The Cabernet Sauvignon is gone, replaced by 8% Malvasia Nera and Colorino. Dark, rich and beautifully layered, but at the same time weightless, the 2010 impresses for its textural beauty and finesse. The flavors are naturally quite undeveloped at this stage, but the wine's balance is beyond reproach. My guess is that the 2010 will win Fonterutoli many new fans. It is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted here...94+." AG 8/13

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Color: Red
Variety: Chianti
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Castello di Fonterutoli:
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. On the main sq... Read more
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. On the main square next to the ancient church is the family villa, surrounded by the charming village apartments and suites managed as luxury b&b that can be rented individually or as a single unit. Read less

"This is a layered and balanced red with plums and berry character. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a long flavorful finish. This shows a wonderful texture now that makes you want to drink it, but it will be better in two or three years. The blend of this wine has been changed to only include indigenous grape types with the majority Sangiovese with Malvasia Nera and Colorino. I like the change. This has been upgraded in quality...94." JS 7/13 "The 2010 Chianti Classico Castello di Fonterutoli represents a major departure for this historic estate. The Cabernet Sauvignon is gone, replaced by 8% Malvasia Nera and Colorino. Dark, rich and beautifully layered, but at the same time weightless, the 2010 impresses for its textural beauty and finesse. The flavors are naturally quite undeveloped at this stage, but the wine's balance is beyond reproach. My guess is that the 2010 will win Fonterutoli many new fans. It is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted here...94+." AG 8/13

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