Color - Deep ruby red with purple highlights
Bouquet- Intense aromas of ripe blackberries and dark cherries, accented by notes of mint and wild herbs
Taste - Highly concentrated, with sweet, dense tannins and a lush, velvety texture; dark berry fruit flavors mingle with notes of toast and spice
Fonterutoli’s Siepi single vineyard, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany. Located in the township of Castellina in Chianti, on the hillside facing the Val d’Elsa, at an average altitude of 250 meters with southern/southwestern exposure, the vineyards cover a total of 22 hectares, planted with Sangiovese (60%), Merlot and a small portion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The soil is of medium texture and clayey, with a presence of some gray and olive gray calcareous marl and calcareous sandstone.
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are hand harvested between August (Merlot) and September (Sangiovese) and undergo temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 24 to 29 degrees Celsius fro 7 to 14 days with a maceration period of 0 to 10 days at a temperature of 20-24 degrees Celsius. The resulting wine is aged 18 months in new French barriques. The resulting wine is aged 16 months in new French barriques. The Merlot and Sangiovese are then blended and rest in bottle prior to release.
|50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese