Fonterutoli –  the charm of Middle Ages

 

The hamlet of Fonterutoli, an old bastion of Florence only a few kilometers from Castellina in Chianti, is blessed with an extraordinary view of Siena. The centuries-old ownership of Marchesi Mazzei has preserved the handful of houses, the church of San Miniato, and the villa erected at the end of the 1500’s in place of the citadel, more or less unchanged.

The estate covers an overall surface of 650 hectares, where “only” 117 are for special vineyards organized into five zones ranging between 220 and 550 meters above sea level, which are further divided into 120 single parcels. All in perfect harmony with other secondary cultivars and woods, an ideal environment for various kinds of free roaming wild game. The grapes from these 120 parcels are harvested by hand, turned into wine and aged in wood barrels separately, transforming the value of diversity into an extraordinary breadth of bouquet and complexity.

The excellence of the wines of Castello di Fonterutoli is renowned worldwide and represents one of the points of reference for the whole Chianti Classico. Fonterutoli also produces Chianti Classico DOP Castello di Fonterutoli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, extraordinary in its refinement and personality thanks to the varieties of frantoio, leccino, noraiolo, and pendolino olives, and a proprietary olive press that presses the olives in an oxygen free atmosphere. Still at Fonterutoli, Carla Mazzei is dedicated to growing Lavender, the essence of which is used to create the line of cosmetic products that carries her name.

 

SF Events Italy offers the following exclusive tours:

Classic Wine Tour

A visit to the Winery of Castello di Fonterutoli offers much more than a simple tasting: prepare yourself for an experience that will captivate all your senses. A sommelier will be at your service and will guide you for discovering the most important wines of Fonterutoli and other Mazzei estates. 

Duration: 1h

Private Vip Tour 

The VIP Tour is dedicated to all wine lovers who prefer a private guided visit of the estate. It is possible to personalize your Fonterutoli experience according to your interest, choosing arrival time, duration of the stay and wines to taste you prefer. The tour includes an introduction to the history of the Mazzei family, winemaker in Chianti Classico since 1435 and continues with a visit to the cellar, showing the stages of the production process and the architectural aspects of a modern and state-of-the-art building. The tour includes an exclusive tasting of the top wines or a vertical tasting of four special vintages of Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione.

Duration: 1h – 2h (customisable) 

Wine & Food Experience 

Exclusive tour for those looking for a unique and emotional experience: the guest is led by the sommeliers on a journey to discover the food and wine culture of the territory through a private visit of the estate, the tasting of the Mazzei wines and ending with a lunch at the Osteria di Fonterutoli. 

Duration: 3h – 4h (customisable) 

Cooking Class & wine tasting

Duration: 3h – 4h (customisable) 

 

Pick up and drop off with dedicated driver can be arranged upon request.

Min/max participants: 2 – 15

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