The Fonterutoli estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico DOC in Tuscany and has remained in the same family for 24 generations. The Mazzei family owns 117 hectares of vine, divided in 120 parcels all harvested by hand. Grapes are vinified and matured separately in order to add complexity to the wines.
Gran Selezione is the highest quality level within the historic Chianti Classico region. Intense and elegant with ripe red and black berry fruit, mocha and a touch of liqourice. Full bodied with fine tannins, a pleasant acidity and a rich, long finish.
“A remarkable combination of intensity and elegance, with red berry, blackberry and blackcurrant fruits, mocha, Morello cherry and a touch of liqourice alongside a muscular structure, fine tannins, balanced with pleasant acidity and a rich, long finish.” – Awarded a Platinum Medal at Decanter Wine Awards 2017 with 95 points and “Best Red Chianti”
Italian still red wine from Tuscany Italy made with Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot.
The Mazzei Family started producing wine at Castello di Fonterutoli in 1435. The estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation in Tuscany and has remained in the same family for 24 generations. In 1997 they acquired Belguardo Estate in Maremma, and in 2003 Zisola, in Sicily. Their aim is to promote local vine varieties that express their terroir in respect of diversity and nature, via sustainable agriculture. After modernising their winery in recent years they can now vinify each parcel in order to produce series of small scale wine batches. View our selection
Fonterutoli estate covers 117 hectares of vineyard, largely planted with Sangiovese and some Merlot, Colorino, Malvasia Nera and Cabernet Sauvignon. Wines are aged 12 months in small French oak barrels, of which 40% is new.
Belguardo covers 34 ha of planted local vines such as Sangiovese, Alicante and Vermentino but also international vines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
Zizola covers 21 hectares of vineyard, planted with the traditional Nero d’Avola, and some Syrah, Petit Verdot, Grillo, and Catarratto.
Eleven red wines are made at Fonterutoli including five IGT, based on Sangiovese, and four Chianti Classico. Eight wines are made in Maremma including some white from Vermentino and a rosé and four wines at Zizola including three reds and one white.