Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2006(6 x 750mL), Italy.

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Classification: Chianti Classico DOCG

Made with different Sangiovese clones with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, this is the “Chateau” wine, the maximum expression of the very best vineyards. Elegance and strength perfectly blended, a wine with top-notch bloodlines. Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico is the estate’s flagship wine and most representative of Fonterutoli’s production. With its deep roots in the territory, it is a reference point for the whole of Chianti Classico.

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Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.


Deep ruby red in colour/


Generous aromatics of red fruits and spice, and feint herbal nuances.


The palate is full and rich in fruit yet with a fine tannic structure. It is an extraordinary combination of power and elegance through to the lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

This wine has excellent ageing potential

Winemaking Notes

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 30 degrees Celsius), which yield excellent colour extraction, sweet and elegant tannins and preserve the aromatic components of the wines. The wines are transferred to French oak barriques (100% new) following the alcoholic fermentation with the malo-lactic fermentation following immediately and remain there for 16 months (Sangiovese) and 18 months (Cabernet Sauvignon). The grape varieties are handled separately until the final assemblage made just prior to bottling. The personality of the Castello di Fonterutoli wines has been perfected over the years through constant research and innovation in complete respect of the estate’s culture, history, and accumulated technical experience.


Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) was the first Italian quality assurance label for wines in 1963, and in common with the French AOC, specifies the geographical area, permitted grape varieties and minimum alcohol level. It may also stipulate the production method, including minimum ageing.

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines must meet all DOC requirements, must be bottled in the region of production, and are subject to a Ministry of Agriculture tasting. Each bottle will carry a numbered seal of approval.

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Grape Style
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Winery Profile

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Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435, it still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village: a cluster of houses, the church of San Miniato and the villa, built at the end of the 1500s where the medieval castle once stood.

Today, the estate boasts a total surface area of 470 hectares, of which 79 are devoted to specialized vineyards, divided between four areas: Fonterutoli, Siepi, Badiola and Belvedere, located at between 230 and 500 meters above sea level and exposed to the south and southwest.

The soil structure is the result of the disintegration of limestone and sandstone boulders and is very rocky, so much so that Fonterutoli wine is also known as "vino dei sassi", or rock wine. These conditions require respect for the delicate environmental balance and a production volume of less than 40 hl per hectare, which guarantees high quality and a distinctive character. The vineyards perfect exposure to sunlight, the excellent pedological and microclimatic conditions and the density of the vines, progressively brought up to over 7,000 plants per hectare, result in the production of complex, elegant and powerful wines.

The character of the wines of the Castello di Fonterutoli has been perfected over the years thanks to continual innovation, in harmony with the wineries culture, history and heritage of technical expertise.

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