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Fontodi

Fontodi winery is located in the heart of Chianti Classic in the area that is referred to as “Conca d’Oro” (the golden shell) which is steep hillsides covered in vineyards, in the shape of a shell or an amphitheater with the vines soaking up the sun.

This beloved winery has been in the hands of the Manetti family since 1968 with the focus on constantly improving grape quality using organic and biodynamic methods. As they have made all efforts to improve quality in the vineyards, they have noticed that their vines rea producing more richness, complexity, and great intensity which should age longer than their predecessors. These rich, complex wines explode on the palate with defined flavors and juiciness. This is a wine you will drink and remember forever.

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2013
1 In Stock
750ml
V98
WC98
WA97–98
JS97
D97
TWI96
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Tasting Notes

WA98
The 2013 Flaccianello della Pieve is a commanding wine and a strong protagonist of both the vintage and its territory. Connoisseurs of Sangiovese will be hard pressed to find a wine more authentic, elegant, complex and pristine than this. I am a huge fan of the 2013 vintage in Chianti Classico and the Flaccianello della Pieva is one big reason for this love affair. The bouquet is gorgeous and delineated with wild berry, tangy spice, crushed mineral and forest flower. Yet, the wine's color is dark, brooding and austere. The wine offers exuberance and energy in the mouth, thanks to its balanced acidity and seemingly never-ending finish. It should age forward for twenty years or more. Congratulations Fontodi.
JS97
Very precise and focused with blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Chewy yet tight tannins. Full body and fabulous density and length. A classic. Needs five or six years to open completely but so beautiful in its youth. Real deal. From organically grown grapes. Pure sangiovese.

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