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Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi 1996

Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi 1996

Sku: 048984

Fonterutoliís Siepi single vineyard, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany. Located in the township of Castellina in Chianti, on the hillside facing the Val díElsa, 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.

Tasting notes
Color - Deep ruby red with purplehighlights 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

 Wine Advocate 93 points (Aug 1999)
The impressive 1996 Siepi is a black/purple-colored blend of equal parts Sangiovese and Merlot. This wine could easily compete with a first-growth Bordeaux. While a monster in terms of its extraction and massive richness, it never comes close to being heavy or out of balance. Long, rich, and full-bodied, with copious quantities of jammy black currant and blackberry fruit interwoven with spicy new oak, smoke, dried herbs, and chocolate, this thrilling wine will be at its finest between 2004-2020.

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.

Technical notes
50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Merlot,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
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