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Castello di Fonterutoli Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2006

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Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435 the Fonterutoli estate is unique in Tuscany, and is centred around the eponymous hamlet, five kilometres south of Castellina in Chianti. The estate measures around 500 hectares in total and is divided among four key production areas: Fonterutoli (planted with Sangiovese and Merlot); Siepi (planted with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon); Badiola (Sangiovese and Merlot) and Belvedere (Sangiovese). The Chianti Classico vineyards are located in Fonterutoli at Castellina and La Badiola at Radda. They are all south/south west facing. The wine they produce is a dark, richly coloured ruby/garnet nectar. It has a perfumed nose of black cherry and spice with hints of woodsmoke and tobacco. There are full, ripe tannins, integrated acidity and a long finish.

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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

Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435 the Fonterutoli estate is unique in Tuscany, and is centred around the eponymous hamlet, five kilometres south of Castellina in Chianti. The estate measures around 500 hectares in total and is divided among four key production areas: Fonterutoli (planted with Sangiovese and Merlot); Siepi (planted with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon); Badiola (Sangiovese and Merlot) and Belvedere (Sangiovese). The Chianti Classico vineyards are located in Fonterutoli at Castellina and La Badiola at Radda. They are all south/south west facing. The wine they produce is a dark, richly coloured ruby/garnet nectar. It has a perfumed nose of black cherry and spice with hints of woodsmoke and tobacco. There are full, ripe tannins, integrated acidity and a long finish.

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