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Tasting Notes

WA97

I remember the thrill this wine gave me when I tasted it upon release. The 2010 Flaccianello della Pieve is a spectacular effort that has only just started its evolutionary journey. This wine has a long, long way to go and I hope to be able to check on its progress with some degree of frequency. In fact, I`m moving the drinking window up by a few years to give it more breathing room. The wine opens to a rich and masculine appearance, and there are iron-like notes that seem specific to this vintage. More mineral and granite stone add great definition. At the core of this wine is a dark and savory serving of black cherry and spice that aspire to seamless integration. The tannins are still firmly on-guard, and this wine needs more time to complete its integration and start its elegant cellar evolution.

V96

A rush of intense blue and black stone fruits, tobacco, smoke, licorice, spices and new leather hits the palate in the 2010 Flaccianello. A wine of considerable immediacy and intensity, the 2010 captivates all the senses with its magnificent richness and pure texture. There is so much to like here.


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The Winery

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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