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Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Castello Fonterutoli 2006

Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Castello Fonterutoli 750ml 2006       
Sku: 1510828*

Siepi, Fonterutoli and Belvedere vineyards, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany. Siepi vineyard is at an altitude of 853-1,476 ft, with south-southwest exposure; The Fonterutoli vineyard is at 1,476 feet with west-southwest exposure and a density ranging from 4,500 to 7,600 plants per hectare; The soil is rish in limestone and has a low water retention capacity. The Belvedere vineyard is at 920 feet, planted at a density of 6,300 to 7,400 plants per hectare and has southeast and southwest exposure. All vines are bi-lateral spur cordon trained. The Siepi vineyard, located in the town of Castellina in Chianti, is planted at 750 feet with southern/southwestern exposure. The unique microclimate and large difference between day and night temperatures yield grapes of exceptional quality.

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Jun 2008)
The 2006 Chianti Classico is a plump, juicy, modern-styled Chianti. It offers excellent length and a generous personality that will provide much pleasure over the next few years. A blend of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 3% Colorino and 2% Malvasia Nera, it spent 12 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011.
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Aug 2009)
The 2006 Chianti Classico Castello Fonterutoli is Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French oak. It is a dark, structured wine packed with considerable heft in its dark fruit, herbs, scorched earth, minerals and sweet spices. This powerful Chianti Classico needs time in bottle, as the tannins are rather imposing at this stage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018.

Wine maker notes
The grapes are hand harvested starting September 21st and undergo separate temperature controlled fermentations at 82-86F for a period of 7-14 days. The post-fermentation maceration time is 15-18 days at 68-75F.

Technical notes
13.9% abv

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
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