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Fonterutoli Gran Selezione Chianti Classico

Quite simply an astonishing wine- rich and full, packed with a complexity of flavour that attacks the palate but never overwhelms. One of the best Chianti's available!
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Product Code:   1552
£48.50
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Red Wine
92% Sangiovese, 8% Malvasia Nera 8% Colorino
Tuscany
14%
 
Castello di Fonterutoli has been the heart and soul of the Marchesi Mazzei story and wine-production for nearly 600 years. Owned by the family since 1435 the estate still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village, surrounded by 650 hectares of wood, vineyards and olive groves. Only the very best grapes are selected by hand from 50 different estate parcels, grown at altitudes ranging from 220 - 550m.  After fermentation the wine is put into a mix of 225l and 500l barrels, around 60% of which is new oak, and is aged for 20 months.
 
The nose to this wine is one of elegance and structure, strawberry, cherry and citrus fruits are all present alongside roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate.Full-bodied and firm with silky tannins.  Flavours of sour cherries and violets give way to earthy, rustic notes followed by citrus fruit and a salty undertone.  The finish has minty, almost herbaceous notes with a firmness of tannins that gives away the wines youth and ability to age for many, many more years
 
Food pairing:  Shin of beef stew with truffles