"I'm thrilled to get this terrific 92 point Super Tuscan that's under $13 back in stock! 2016 like the 2015 vintage in Italy is extraordinary – it is among the greatest vintages I have ever seen! This 2016 release from one of Tuscany’s most celebrated wineries, Castello di Fonterutoli does not disappoint - it's a brilliant wine that over delivers like few have. The 2016 Badiola is delicious juice - it is the best little Super Tuscan I have enjoyed in some time.

Castello di Fonterutoli, one of Italy’s most prestigious wine producers, is situated on a historic property embracing an entire tranquil, centuries-old hamlet just south of Castellina in Chianti. The estate has been in the hands of the Mazzei family since 1435 and is today led by Lapo Mazzei and his sons, Francesco and Filippo.

Badiola takes its name from the 'Badia' or ancient Romanesque church erected in medieval times which is located on the property. An image of the Badia can be found on the label of the wine. The 2016 vintage in Tuscany is fantastic and we will see many great buys, but the Mazzei Badiola might just be the best. It is by far the least expensive, highest reviewed Super Tuscan of this excellent vintage. This wine is stunning and will move fast.

Also, pointing out the obvious, this little Super Tuscan (a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Petit Verdot) works brilliantly with pasta and a red sauce. For years, the Wine House has had a wonderful gourmet section of food items to accompany that special bottle of wine... including pasta and red sauce. Our small, but well thought out, gourmet food section features delectable cheeses and cured meats from around the world, plus much more! If you are shopping in our store, be sure to check out our gourmet food section." Lance Montalto, The Wine House

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2016 Castello di Fonterutoli (Mazzei) Badiola Toscana Rosso
92 Points James Suckling
3 or more: $12.99
"Ash, black cherries, dried spices and some plummy notes are what predominate on the nose. Full body, medium-chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2020." – James Suckling (September 2018)


Coming from high-altitude vineyards in the heart of Chianti Classico, surrounding a 10th Century Romanic church, it combines the finesse of the freshest Sangiovese with the structure and the smoothness of the Merlot.

Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli
Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Grape varieties: 65% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 13.39%
Total acidity: 6.03‰
Vineyards location: Le Ripe vineyard, alt.: 450 - 510 m. (1,476 - 1,673 ft) a.s.l.
Soil: Rocky - coming from decomposed limestone and sandstone
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Number of vines per hectare: 5,500 - 7,200 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 29th (Sangiovese), from September 22nd (Merlot)
Fermentation temperature: 26 - 28 °C
Period of maceration: 12 - 15 days
Ageing: In American small oak barrels (225 lt) for 10 months
Bottling: September 2017
First vintage: 1994
Key descriptors: 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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- We will process the transaction and let you know when your order is ready to pick up.

2) After you receive the email confirmation from us that your order is ready for pickup, email us to tell us you want curbside pickup. Please give us 1.5 hours to get your order staged and consolidated with any other orders you may have placed. Please let us know the make, model and color of your vehicle.
- We will collect your wines and consolidate your orders.

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- We will move your wines to the front of the store.

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- We will put your wines in your car.


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