Mazzei `Fonterutoli` Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 (6x750mL), Italy

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

Classification: Chianti Classico DOCG

The palate is full and rich in fruit yet with a fine tannic structure. Its an extraordinary combination of power and elegance through to the lingering finish. 2007 was a great vintage and this wine has excellent ageing potential.

Region:
ITA - Tuscany
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

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Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Colour

Deep ruby red in colour

Aroma

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

Palate

The palate is full and rich in fruit yet with a fine tannic structure. It's an extraordinary combination of power and elegance through to the lingering finish. 2007 was a great vintage and this wine has excellent ageing potential.

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.

DOC/DOCG

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.

Vintage
2007
Region
ITA - Tuscany
Grape Style
Sangiovese
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14%

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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