Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2014 (Tuscany, Italy)

Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) "...cherry, tobacco, spice..."

Regular price $600.00 $496.95 Sale

Fontodi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico precisely in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano and is called the “Conca d’Oro” (the golden shell) because of its amphitheatre shape. A genuine and characteristc “Terroir”, famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clayschist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate – warm and dry with a marked difference in day and night-time temperatures.

In any vintage, Fontodi Chianti Classico is a smashing wine, but in 2017 it is outstanding (maybe the best we have seen). Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backdrop for expressive red cherries, licorice, tobacco and spices. This Chianti Classico includes grapes usually designated for Flaccianello, making it perform like a ‘baby Flaccianello.’ 

"This pure expression of Sangiovese sees 2 years in neutral wood and bottle before release. A rich, layered CC with intense cherry and flower character, as well as orange peel. Full-bodied with firm, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold." - 94 Points, James Suckling