Fonterutoli Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2005

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $18.49
Item No. 100831
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Deep ruby red

Bouquet: Bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and subtle smoky nuances

Taste: Complex and elegant, with flavors of ripe red fruits and a pleasant acidity. Fine and well balanced, with a lengthy finish.

90% Sangiovese; 5% Malvasia Nera e Colorino; 5% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

"Medium to deep garnet colour. Ripe raspberry and dark cherry primary fruit aromas are complimented by pleasant smoked bacon and hung game characters. Medium to full body and a medium+ level of fine tannins. Crisp acidity gives a fresh lift. Long finish. Drink now to 2014"
90 Points

Learn About Fonterutoli Map ItMap It

Castello di Fonterutoli, source of some of Italy's most prestigious wines, is an 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 - devoted to winemaking for 24 generations - since 1435 and is today led by Lapo Mazzei and his sons,...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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