Wine Fonterutoli, "Ser Lapo", Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, 2011
Wine ruby red color with purple reflections.
The taste of wine is strong and elegant, with silky tannins. In the long, fresh finish felt the tone of black berries.
The aroma of wine is dominated by shades of cherry Morello, coffee beans and sweet spices.
The wine will be an excellent couple of pasta with game, roasted red meats, stews, aged cheeses.
Harvest to create "Ser Lapo" assembled by hand. On August 24, 2011 began cleaning Merlot, then removed from the vines of Sangiovese (14 September). Fermentation took place for 15-18 days at a temperature of 26-28 ° C. Excerpt wine lasted 12 months and was carried out in small French oak barrels of 225 liters, of which 50% were new. Bottling took place in January 2014, after which the "Ser Lapo" until April ripen in the cellars of the winery. At the peak of ripeness vintage 2011 will be in the period from 2014 to 2024.
Fonterutoli hosts are awnings Mazzei, who also own farms "Zisola" in Sicily and "Tenuta Belguardo" in Tuscany. They played an important role in the history of Tuscan wine: thanks Mazzei in 1398 came the name of the wine "Chianti". Today, the family owns Mazzei 470 hectares of vineyards, 69 hectares of which is occupied by vineyards Fonterutoli farms located in 4 separate areas: Belvedere, Fonterutoli, Badola and Siepi. One of the factors that determine the high concentration and a complex aroma of wines Fonterutoli is to support low yield vines: 1 hectare receive no more than 40 hectoliters of grapes. Characteristic features of berries that grow in different areas, also affect the formation of the taste of wine. Berries collected from low areas in Siepi and Belvedere, form a powerful structure, and clones from higher areas Fonterutoli Badola and give the wine richness and elegance. Harvest special attention: the grapes harvested in different areas by hand at a different time, when the berries reach optimum maturity. The process of making wine takes place under the supervision of the legendary agronomist-oenologist Carlo Ferrini (Carlo Ferrini), awarded Gambero Rosso title "Winemaker of the Year" in 2000.