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Fonterutoli Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2002

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Produced from Sangiovese grapes grown in vineyards with extremely different characteristics, this is the estate's second wine. It is remarkable for its complexity and elegance as well as its character, which perfectly displays the synergy of variety and terroir. Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Comune di Castellina in Chianti (Si) Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot Alcohol: 13.60 % vol Total acidity: 5.6 grams per liter Location of vineyard: Fonterutoli: 450 m. (1,476 ft.) a.s.l.; west - southwestern exposure Badiola: 450 m.(1,476 ft.) a.s.l..; west - southwestern exposure Belvedere: 300 m.(920 ft.) a.s.l.; southestern – southwestern exposure Training system: cordon trained, spur pruned Harvest: hand picked from September 20th Fermentation temperature: 29° C Period of maceration: 18 days Aging: 12 months in small french oak barrels (228 lt.) Bottling: February 2004 Production: 200,000 bottles

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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

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Snooth User: danathan
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01/05/2008

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Produced from Sangiovese grapes grown in vineyards with extremely different characteristics, this is the estate's second wine. It is remarkable for its complexity and elegance as well as its character, which perfectly displays the synergy of variety and terroir. Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Comune di Castellina in Chianti (Si) Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot Alcohol: 13.60 % vol Total acidity: 5.6 grams per liter Location of vineyard: Fonterutoli: 450 m. (1,476 ft.) a.s.l.; west - southwestern exposure Badiola: 450 m.(1,476 ft.) a.s.l..; west - southwestern exposure Belvedere: 300 m.(920 ft.) a.s.l.; southestern – southwestern exposure Training system: cordon trained, spur pruned Harvest: hand picked from September 20th Fermentation temperature: 29° C Period of maceration: 18 days Aging: 12 months in small french oak barrels (228 lt.) Bottling: February 2004 Production: 200,000 bottles

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