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Poggio Badiola

Toscana IGT

€14,30
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Poggio Badiola
James Suckling
92 Pts
Winescritic.com
92 Pts
Poggio Badiola Toscana IGT
Poggio BadiolaToscana IGT
€14,30

An "every day" Supertuscan

It comes from vineyards located at a great altitude in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, around a Romanesque church dating back to the 10th century. It uniquely combines the freshness and elegance of Sangiovese with the soft structure of Merlot.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

5.30%

Vineyards location

Badiola vineyard (Radda in Chianti), alt.: 470 - 570 m. (1,540 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 - 7.200 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 1st

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

12 - 15 days

Ageing

In american small oak barrels (225 lt) for 10 months

Bottling

May 2024

Available on the market

June 2024

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

1994

Key description

Elegant, fresh red berry flavors, velvety, aromatic and supple

Food pairing

Cold cuts, pasta with meat/game sauce, pizza, big grilled fish, pot roast

 

 

 

 

 

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Harvest

The 2022 harvest year was characterised by a mild winter, but with scarce rainfall. Springtime temperatures where initially within the average for the period, and then gradually rose; this increase allowed for the homogenous and constant vegetative growth of the plants. The budding stage on Sangiovese vines began around the 10th April, and was found to shift based on the different pedoclimatic characteristics of our vineyards. The high temperatures and low rainfall accompanied the formation and subsequent flowering of the inflorescences, which took place on the 16th May, up to fruit-setting of the clusters.

The summer was also particularly dry, giving the grapes unique characteristics: the exposure of the clusters to high temperatures from the very first stages of their growth thickened the skins, ensuring the grapes held up well during the ripening stage.

In terms of plant-protection, the paucity of rainfall, combined with the high temperatures and humidity levels within normal values, allowed using a targeted approach against the principal grape plant diseases and pests.

Overall, the harvest was more than satisfactory in terms of health of the grapes, with a reduction of the volume produced, due to the scarce rainfall, that affected the weight of the grape clusters.


Beginning of the harvest: September 1st, 2022

End of the harvest: October 6th, 2022

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 440-621 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 5.455,39 °C

Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot

Alcohol

13.00%

Total acidity

5.60%

Vineyards location

Badiola vineyard (Radda in Chianti), alt.: 470 - 570 m. (1,540 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 - 7.200 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 9th

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

12 - 15 days

Ageing

In american small oak barrels (225 lt) for 10 months

Bottling

February 2023

Available on the market

May 2023

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

1994

Key description

Elegant, fresh red berry flavors, velvety, aromatic and supple

Food pairing

Cold cuts, pasta with meat/game sauce, pizza, big grilled fish, pot roast

 

 

 

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

90 Pts

Falstaff

94 Pts

Harvest

The year 2021 was distinguished by a cold winter with little precipitation. An (initially) cool spring with adequate rainfall was followed by a long, hot summer but with good diurnal temperature variations that allowed excellent completion of the grape ripening process. Worthy of note, an initial delayed development of the vines that resolved itself as the season progressed.

The harvest was extremely rewarding, in terms of performance and excellent quality and health of the grapes going to cellar; these grapes will yield rich, well-structured wines thanks to their thick, but well-balanced, fresh skins.

There was a slight decrease in quantity, due to the insufficient rain during the winter which hindered budding in the early-maturing areas.


Beginning of the harvest: September 9th, 2021

End of the harvest: October 13th, 2021

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 503,1 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4.511,3 °C

Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot

Alcohol

13.00%

Total acidity

5.60%

Vineyards location

Badiola vineyard (Radda in Chianti), alt.: 470 - 570 m. (1,540 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 - 7.200 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 21st

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

12 - 15 days

Ageing

In american small oak barrels (225 lt) for 10 months

Bottling

December 2021

Available on the market

February 2022

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

1994

Key description

Elegant, fresh red berry flavors, velvety, aromatic and supple

Food pairing

Cold cuts, pasta with meat/game sauce, pizza, big grilled fish, pot roast

 

 

 

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

92 Pts

Winescritic.com

92 Pts

Harvest

The winter of 2020 was cold with moderate rainfall. After a cool spring with adequate, well-spaced showers, the wide diurnal temperature range over the long hot summer was sufficient to ensure a smooth and problem-free ripening of the grapes. The process was also helped by rains in June and September which reduced water stress, and by an absence of pests or disease.

A season characterised by average temperatures and well-spaced rainfall gave rise to a highly satisfying harvest of top-quality grapes. With their thick skins and well-ripened phenols, these grapes will produce wines which combine fullness and structure with balance and freshness.

The one less positive note was a lower yield due to a few cold nights in early April which affected bud burst in areas where this took place early.


Beginning of the harvest: September 7th

End of the harvest: October 7th

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 468 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3608 °C

Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

65% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

Alcohol

12.74%

Total acidity

5.92%

Vineyards location

Badiola vineyard (Radda in Chianti), alt.: 470 - 570 m. (1,540 - 1,870 ft) a.s.l.

Soil

Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

5.500 - 7.200 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 20th (Sangiovese), from September 4th (complementary varietals)

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C

Period of maceration

12 - 15 days

Ageing

In american small oak barrels (225 lt) for 10 months

Bottling

November 2019

Available on the market

February 2020

Production

250.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

1994

Key description

Elegant, fresh red berry flavors, velvety, aromatic and supple

Food pairing

Cold cuts, pasta with meat/game sauce, pizza, big grilled fish, pot roast

 

 

 

 

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