Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro 2012




A deep ruby wine with savoury notes and perfumes of spice and tobacco. The palate is powerful and concentrated with ripe tannins and a great structure supporting spiced autumnal fruit. Tremendous length with notes of blackberries and tobacco on the finish.

Grapes for Fontalloro are grown on the Fontalloro and Poggio al Sole vineyards situated inside the Chianti Classico zone, and the Casalino and Arcidossino vineyards in the Chianti Colli Senesi zone. The vines are guyot trained, with a maximum of 5-8 buds per vine. They are over 50 years old, situated at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level. Soils here are calcareous in the Chianti Classico area and predominantly loamy and sandy on the borders of the Crete Senesi. Planting density is 5,400 per hectare.

After de-stemming and pressing, fermentation took place at 28-30°C with daily punching down of the cap, followed by a 16-20 day maceration. The wine was then racked into barriques in March/April for 18-20 months. It was blended in stainless steel tanks and then aged in bottle for a further 8-12 months before release.

Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro 2012
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