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Castello di Fonterutoli - Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015

Castello di Fonterutoli Description

Vintage Information - “The 2015 vintage was characterised by excellent climatic conditions, which exalted Sangiovese’s quality to the maximum. 2015 has been unanimously described as one of the best vintages of the 21st century. Our vineyards enjoyed ideal conditions that led to outstanding fruit quality and perfect development of aromatics and polyphenols. Castello Fonterutoli 2015 promises to be harmonious, structured and extraordinarily complex.” Gionata Pulignani – Technical Director at Mazzei

James Suckling: 96 Points

Dried violets and lavender, cedar, cloves, vanilla and tobacco. Full body with ripe and chewy tannins, but this remains focused and dialed-in thanks to mouthwatering acidity. Not to mention beautiful blue fruit that comes to the surface, particularly on the long finish.

Wine Advocate: 94 Points

The Mazzei family was among the first to embrace the Gran Selezione category of high-end Chianti Classico. Their 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello Fonterutoli shows the sharpness and detail that wine is supposed to evoke in the best vintages. It opens to a dark garnet color and mid-weight texture. There is ample muscle and power here, but the overall emphasis is on grace and elegance. You really taste those authentic Sangiovese flavors of wild cherry, forest berry, blue flower and crushed rock.

Wine Spectator: 93 Points

Pretty cherry fruit forms the core of this elegant red, with vivid acidity and refined tannins lifting all the elements. Graphite, leather, tobacco and earth notes lend complexity as this expands on the long, resonant finish. Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera.

Wine & Spirits

Notes of baking spice weave through this wine’s vibrant core of red cherry flavors. The tannins are smooth and sweet, polished by 20 months in small French oak barrels, and the flavors weave together harmoniously, though a few years in the cellar will give the oak notes a chance to integrate further.

 
WS
93
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94
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96

Price: $59.99

Sale Price: $49.99

6+ Price: $39.99 / btl

Quantity Available: 38
Producer Castello di Fonterutoli
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Chianti Classico
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2015
Sku 17726
Size 750ml
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