Fonterutoli Chianti Classic/ Classico

Fonterutoli Chianti Classic/ Classico

Castello di Fonterutoli, source of some of Italy’s most prestigious wineries, is a historic property embracing an entire tranquil, centuries-old hamlet just south of Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti Classico. The estate has been in the hands of the Mazzei family for 26 generations.The Mazzei’s have been producing wine at Castello di Fonterutoli since 1435. This dynamic family has carefully safeguarded the inherent beauty and rich heritage of Fonterutoli, while simultaneously implementing measures to ensure cutting-edge quality in the vineyards and cellars. An exciting example of this dedication to quality is the construction of a stunning new cellar that operates via gravity and clean energy, and has already been defined as “the most impressive in the entire Chianti region” by Steven Spurrier of Decanter magazine.Innovative thinking has continued through the generations. In 2000, Fonterutoli was one of seven wineries involved in a Chianti Classico research project, relating to clonal selections in Tuscany and commissioned by the Italian government.The Mazzei’s believe the name “Fonterutoli” derives from Latin origin, ‘Fons Rutolae’ or ‘Fons Rutilant,’ meaning clear spring. The area was chosen by the Etruscans to build villages near the water springs. An incredibly diverse area, Fonterutoli covers five main vineyard sites of different terroirs: Fonterutoli, Siepi, Le Ripe, Caggio and Belvedere.Sangiovese finds itself particularly at home in these areas, which are planted at altitudes varying between 750 and 1,800 feet above sea level, at south and southwest exposure. The rocky limestone and sandstone soil structure, high density planting ( avg. 7,000 plants per hectare) and low yields of less than 40 hectoliters per hectare result in the production of complex, elegant and powerful wines.The Mazzei family has owned and operated the Castello di Fonterutoli property since 1435. CEO’s Filippo and Francesco Mazzei manage the estate. The 26th and newest generation, Giovanni Mazzei, is poised to continue in the family’s footsteps, producing innovative and expressive wines across Italy.

  • The recipient must be 21 years of age or above and present photo identification upon delivery. If recipient is found to be under 21 years of age, the order will be returned to us, and NO refund will be given.
  • We are NOT allowed to ship to PO boxes or APO addresses. Any orders with PO box or APO address will be canceled.
  • Items may be removed from original packaging to insure safe shipping.
  • NOTE: This item is not eligible for return.

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Castello di Fonterutoli, source of some of Italy’s most prestigious wineries, is a historic property embracing an entire tranquil, centuries-old hamlet just south of Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti Classico. The estate has been in the hands of the Mazzei family for 26 generations.The Mazzei’s have been producing wine at Castello di Fonterutoli since 1435. This dynamic family has carefully safeguarded the inherent beauty and rich heritage of Fonterutoli, while simultaneously implementing measures to ensure cutting-edge quality in the vineyards and cellars. An exciting example of this dedication to quality is the construction of a stunning new cellar that operates via gravity and clean energy, and has already been defined as “the most impressive in the entire Chianti region” by Steven Spurrier of Decanter magazine.Innovative thinking has continued through the generations. In 2000, Fonterutoli was one of seven wineries involved in a Chianti Classico research project, relating to clonal selections in Tuscany and commissioned by the Italian government.The Mazzei’s believe the name “Fonterutoli” derives from Latin origin, ‘Fons Rutolae’ or ‘Fons Rutilant,’ meaning clear spring. The area was chosen by the Etruscans to build villages near the water springs. An incredibly diverse area, Fonterutoli covers five main vineyard sites of different terroirs: Fonterutoli, Siepi, Le Ripe, Caggio and Belvedere.Sangiovese finds itself particularly at home in these areas, which are planted at altitudes varying between 750 and 1,800 feet above sea level, at south and southwest exposure. The rocky limestone and sandstone soil structure, high density planting ( avg. 7,000 plants per hectare) and low yields of less than 40 hectoliters per hectare result in the production of complex, elegant and powerful wines.The Mazzei family has owned and operated the Castello di Fonterutoli property since 1435. CEO’s Filippo and Francesco Mazzei manage the estate. The 26th and newest generation, Giovanni Mazzei, is poised to continue in the family’s footsteps, producing innovative and expressive wines across Italy.

  • The recipient must be 21 years of age or above and present photo identification upon delivery. If recipient is found to be under 21 years of age, the order will be returned to us, and NO refund will be given.
  • We are NOT allowed to ship to PO boxes or APO addresses. Any orders with PO box or APO address will be canceled.
  • Items may be removed from original packaging to insure safe shipping.
  • NOTE: This item is not eligible for return.

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