Chianti Classico “Fontalpino” DOCG

From the Petroio and Cerreto vineyards, located 350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level with northeastern exposure and mainly calcareous soil.

A typical expression of Chianti Classico, meant to highlight the innate characteristics of pure Sangiovese grapes grown in Tuscany, with classic aromas, structure, balance, persistence, and versatility.


Wine exported to

USA

Most recent awards

  • 2019 | Wine Spectator90
  • 2018 | James Suckling92
  • 2018 | Wine Advocate91
  • 2016 | Vinous92
Grape Varieties:

100% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

15 days

Type of yeast:

Spontaneous

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Pumpovers

Length of maceration:

15 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

None

Aging containers:

Tonneaux

Container size:

900 L

Container age:

3-4 uses

Type of oak:

Allier / Tronchet

Aging before bottling:

15 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Petroio Cereto

Vineyard location:

Castelnuovo Berardenga

Soil composition:

Medium-consistency sand, tuff with limestone (from Pliocene era).

Vine training:

Guyot/Spurred cordon

Altitude:

350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

6,600 plants per hectare

Yield:

70 ql/ha

Exposure:

South/east

Years planted:

1998, 2002

Age of vines:

5-25 years old

Time of harvest:

Early October

First vintage of this wine:

2005

Total yearly production (in bottles):

40,000

Tasting notes:

Offers great elegance and power. The essence of Chianti Classico, the region and the wine.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs with first courses, grilled meats and young or semi-aged cheeses.

Aging potential:

5-10 years

Alcohol:

13.50%

Winemaker:

Gioia Cresti