Classification: Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)
Produced with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes, taken mainly from the highest altitude vineyards, it boasts excellent structure and smoothness. A wine with a great personality and versatile at the same time.
- ITA - Tuscany
Winery Tasting Notes
70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot
Brilliant purple/red in colour.
The bouquet is very intense, showing notes of red fruits (cherries and berries) and spice.
The palate shows excellent acid balance and soft tannins, through to a long, persistent finish of sweet fruit.
This is a wine for drinking whilst youthful and fresh. A most attractive and satisfying wine, it is totally moreish and a versatile food wine!.
All vineyard work from pruning, leaf plucking, bunch thinning and harvesting is carried out by hand. The wines are fermented in cone-shaped stainless steel vats (at 32 degrees Celsius), high yield excellent colour extraction, sweet and elegant tannins and preserve the aromatic components of the wines. The wines are transferred to small French and American oak barrels following the alcoholic fermentation with the malo-lactic fermentation following immediately and remain there for 9 months.
The grape varieties are handled separately until the final assemblage made just prior to bottling. The personality of the Fonterutoli wines has been perfected over the years through constant research and innovation in complete respect for the estate’s culture, history and accumulated technical experience.
Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) is the second of four classifications of wine recognised by the government of Italy and was introduced in 1992 as an equivalent to the French vin de pays. IGT regualtions permit more freedom than DOC or DOCG and are therefore more prevalent in the south, where there are few DOC/DOCG wines of note. IGT rules also permit grapes to be sourced from a large area, a key factor when creating brands.