Fontalloro Toscana IGT
A super Tuscan with the most emblematic of Felsina’s own Sangiovese clone.
The grapes are grown in the Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Senesi appellations, which enjoy two different microclimates: The Colli Senesi are at a lower elevation with sand, loam, silt and marine deposits and the Chianti Classico vineyards are at the highest elevation of the area, with calcareous stony soil.
After the grapes are sorted for quality, they are vinified in stainless steel, with long maceration. The new wine is aged in used French oak for up to twenty-two months. The final blend is bottled and aged for eight to twelve months.
Intense color, aromatic herbs with generous notes of tobacco and forest floor, intertwined with black currant and hints of licorice. Lovely tannins, structure, and body but especially great typicity.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2020 | James Suckling95
- 2017 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaGold Star
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28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)
Automatic punchdowns and pumpovers
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Chianti Classico, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany
Rock, clay and sandstone
330-407 meters (1,083-1,335 feet) above sea level)
5,400 plants per hectare
Age of vines:
15-40 years old
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Intense and rich ruby red. Complex aromas of tobacco, wet earth, black currant, blackberry and licorice. Smooth but consistent tannins, excellent structure and typicity on the palate.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Pairs well with red meats, game, and aged cheese.