Fontodi, Chianti Classico, 2016 (1.5L)

$119.99
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.

"Initial scents of baked clay and dry earth make way for mint blossom and cherry. Clingy, muscular tannins wrap around dusty fruit with nuances of rust and cinnamon poking through and the acidity is remarkably racy and ripe." - Michaela Morris, Decanter

Fontodi is one of Chianti Classico's great names, and Giovanni Manetti one of its living legends. Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo have become two of Italy's very greatest wines under his stewardship. Even Fontodi's "basic" Chianti Classico is a marvel of terroir and sheer Sangiovese pleasure. It's a wine from great parcels in a single village (Panzano) in one of Italy's great regions; if this were Burgundy, it would be an allocated superstar just a notch below the Grand Crus. Because it's Tuscany, we can offer the wine to everyone today with great discounts and no limits on how much you can buy.

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Fontodi

There are winds of change blowing in Chianti Classico: rather than masking the vibrancy and purity of Sangiovese with heavy French oak (or worse, with the addition of French varietals), many winemakers have chosen to wholly embrace this noble grape. Few estates can claim responsibility for this renaissance more than Fontodi, a bastion of organic farming and a champion of Sangiovese’s role as the grape of Chianti.

Details

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Grape Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Size

    1.5L

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Tannic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied