Fontodi 2016 Chianti Classico
Fontodi is one of Chianti's leading producers. Their vineyards are located in Panzano's amphitheatre-like Conca d'Oro (Golden Shell) which has a reputation of being the best zone in Chianti Classico having perfect exposure and elevation. The wines here are always elegant and refined, and we are particularly fond of their 2016 vintage which is 100% Sangiovese aged in French oak barriques from vineyards which are organic and biodynamic. This wine has an abundance of black cherry notes with fine grained tannins and vibrant acidity. Although delicious now, this will be one for the cellar as well.
Fontodi has been owned by the Manetti family since 1968 with Giovanni being in charge since 1980. The family prior to being winemakers were manufacturers of terracotta tiles, but now solely dedicated to viticulture
Fontodi is located in Panzano in Chianti, part of the commune of Greve close to the border of the Siena and Florence provinces in the central part of Tuscany. The vineyards occupy an amphitheatre-like formation known as Conca d'Or, or the Golden Shell, known for its fabulous terroir. This site is also known for great producers such as Castello dei Rampolla and La Massa among others.
We are great fans of Fontodi, their wines have a seamless integration of richness, authenticity and typicity. At a time when producers in Tuscany were moving away from Sangiovese to international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Fontodi has always remained true to their native variety. Yes, they do have some Syrah, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, but their flagship wines have always been made from the typical varieties of the region. Their wines reach the the pinnacle with the Super Tuscan Flaccianello della Pieve, one of the region's most highly Sangioveses.
|Bottle Size||Standard Bottle 75cl|
|Maturity||Drink or Keep|
|Style||Full Bodied Reds|
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