Violet, cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors are pure, meshing seamlessly with the silky texture. Harmonious and approachable now, with fine length, but the light dusting of tannins on the finish suggests this will develop nicely as well. Scored 92/100
Tuscany Report 2014Wine Spectator
The estate's 2012 Chianti Classico Fonterutoli is soft, round and succulent from start to finish. Dark red cherries, underbrush, leather and cloves meld together in a deep, fleshy Chianti to drink now and over the next few years. The flavors are decidedly on the darker end of the spectrum for Sangiovese.
Ruby and blackcurrant color. Perfumed with fresh red fruits including wild strawberry and a minty character on the nose. Slightly young tannins but a fresh, elegant finish.
The vineyards are located in Fonterutoli at Castellina and La Badiola at Radda. They are all south/south west facing. The harvest took place between 7-18th October and was harvested by hand, as all the vineyard work at Fonterutoli is. After destemming, fermentation was at 30oC for 15 days for good extraction of flavour and colour. The wine spent 8-12 months in small Slovenian oak casks followed by 6 months in bottle before release.