Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2020

fonterutoli chianti classico - wimbledon wine cellar

The Fonterutoli estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico DOC in Tuscany and has remained in the same family for 24 generations. The Mazzei family owns 117 hectares of vine, divided in 120 parcels all harvested by hand. Grapes are vinified and matured separately in order to  add complexity to the wines.

Made with 90% Sangiovese, Fonterutoli is the little brother of Castello Fonterutoli and the Benchmark of the estate. Black cherry, bramble and spice with hints of tobacco. Round palate with ripe tannins and a touch of spice on the long finish.

Region: Chianti Classico DOCG

Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 5% Colorino

Tasting note: A well proportioned wine with an elegant body.  Notes of dark berry, fresh spice flavours, with an intense and smooth finish.

Sustainability

The Mazzei family are commited to enhancing the sustainaility of their production across their winemaking process and they have achieved a postive carbon footprint. Fonterutoli has a positive carbon footprint: the village Fonterutoli (woods, vineyards, plantations, olive groves, and forage crops) has a carbon footprint (emission of greenhouse gases) of 731 t while absorbing CO2eq of 3741 t, resulting in an absorption 5 times greater than the emission and a positive balance of more than 3,000 t of CO2

i) Natural treatments in the vineyards ensuring stability of the ecosystem and its biodiversity
ii) Elimination of weeding and chemical topdressing
iii) Recycling of production waste (shoots, grape stalks, marc, olive pomace, and horse manure) to make compost used as a 100% organic fertilizer
iv) Exclusive use of green manure to naturally increase organic content in the soil. Plant extracts used: field beans, common vetch, sainfoin, clovers, oat, barley, blue tansy, mustard, pasture hawksbeard, lupin beans, pea, horseradish
v) Biological pest control with specific insects fighting the vine moth
vi) Their cellar’s humidity is naturally controlled by their undreground water streams flowing through the naked rock walls

Wine Features

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Vintage: 
2020
Case Size: 
6
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Type: 
Red
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£120.00 a case (6 x 75cl)