Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2007 Chianti Classico Castello di Fonterutoli blossoms on the palate with dark red cherries, flowers, spices and subtle French oak. Darker smoke, tar and licorice nuances develop in the glass, adding notable richness. A juicy, round finish caps off this magnificent wine from Fonterutoli. In fact, this is one of the most refined vintages of the Castello I can remember tasting. As with so many Tuscan reds in 2007, the wine is delicious today, but will acquire further complexity if cellared. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022. ” (Oct 2010)
There's a good concentration of black fruit, with a hint of vanilla on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a medium finish. Drink now.
|Wine maker notes
|Hand harvested grapes undergo separate temperature-controlled fermentation for 15-18 days. The Sangiovese is then aged for 16 months in new French barriques; the Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 18 months in new French barriques.