Selected among Fonterutoli's 120 different parcels, after the master blend of its "big brother" Castello di Fonterutoli. It's the estate's "second vin", the most widely known and distributed.
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot
Alcohol: 13,80% vol.
Total acidity: 5,40‰
Vineyards location: 5 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 - 510 m. (722 - 1,673 ft) a.s.l.
Vineyards age: 12 - 25 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4,500 - 7,500
Harvest: Hand picked from September 22nd
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30° C
Period of maceration: 16 - 18 days
Aging: 12 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 40% new)
Bottling: March 2012
Available on the market: June 2012
Production: 280,000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: Beginning 1900
Aging potential: Up to 10 years
Key descriptors: A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste
Food pairing: Aged cold cuts, dark sauce pastas, BBQ, boiled meats with spicy sauces, fried vegetables