“Castello Fonterutoli” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2017

    Castello di Fonterutoli | Tuscany
    Marchesi Mazzei S.p.A. Agr. | V. Ottone III di Sassonia 5 | IT 53011 Castellina

    "Castello Fonterutoli" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2017

    Historically, the vineyards of Castello di Fonterutoli are located in the areas of three neighbouring municipalities of the Chianti Classico: Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Radda in Chianti. With the 2017 vintage, the Mazzei family has for the first time vinified all three major vineyards separately as Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, to take into account the diversity of the terroir: Castello di Fonterutoli, Vicoregio 36 and Badiola.

    Castello di Fonterutoli originates from 11 different plots of land at an altitude of 420-510 metres around the hamlet of Fonterutoli in Castellina in Chianti. It is virtually the "Château" and at the same time the oldest cru of the estate and was first produced in 1995 as the predecessor of today's Gran Selezione. Rich in colour and with a clear aroma of blackberries, cherries, violets and flowers, with a touch of nougat. This full-bodied Castello Fonterutoli captivates with its beguiling extract sweetness and the polished tannin. The intensive and concentrated taste ensnares the senses. The long final is full of elegance. SUPERIORE.DE

    "From the vineyards around the Castello at 470 meters: cherry fragrant, a hint of pepper, also herbal notes characterize this wine; robust in the mouth, the tannins well integrated, lively acidity, the final harmonious and balanced. To a roast beef with chanterelles." Vinum

    "The 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello Fonterutoli is bright, floral and super-expressive. Sweet red berry fruit and floral accents give the 2017 much of its up-front appeal. I would prefer to drink the 2017 over the next decade or so. This is an especially gracious, refined Gran Selezione from high altitude vineyards surrounding the winery." Vinous

    "Lots of ripe fruit with walnuts, tile, dried berries and chocolate powder. Full-bodied, velvety and chewy. This is a very powerful and structured Chianti Classico that will rival many top Brunellos." James Suckling

    "Intense, inky and demonstrating great focus, with floral lift to a nose of blueberry, cherry, mint and forest floor. To taste it's rich and crisp, with fine-grained tannins framing crunchy fruit, mushrooms, tar and graphite." Decanter

    "The Mazzei 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello Fonterutoli is Sangiovese with a tiny component of Malvasia Nera. The wine is elegantly streamlined and subtle—in fact, more so than I would have expected from this largely opulent and exuberant vintage. The bouquet is both floral and fruity with wild berry, rose hip, lavender and cassis. These aromas are central to the Sangiovese playlist. This wine delivers on all the fundamental elements, although I feel that we got a little more depth and delineation in the previous, cooler-vintage release. The tannins are silky and elegant." Robert Parker

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    09352517 · 0,75 l · 47,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Chianti
    • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: 18/4 months barrique/cement tank
    • Development: partly barrique
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
    • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 6,20 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
    • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,42
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2035+
    • Food Recommendations: game dishes, braised meat, truffles, mature cheese
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Strong / spicy / earthy
    Fits to:
    • Pizza / Pasta / Casseroles and Co.
    • Mild wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned
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