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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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Tasting Notes

WS99
Shows excellent color and richness for a Sangiovese, with aromas of sultana, coffee, toasty oak and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. The concentration and depth of fruit and layers of tannins leave me speechless. A blockbuster.
WA96
The 2006 Flaccianello della Pieve (Sangiovese) is just as phenomenal as it was when I tasted it from barrel. This spectacularly ripe and concentrated wine reveals masses of dark cherries, plums, licorice, smoke, violets, French oak and minerals that coat the palate with extraordinary richness. The wine possesses plenty of structure, but the sheer density of the fruit provides stunning balance. The 2006 Flaccianello is one of the more primary wines of the vintage, and it will require considerable patience. Flaccianello continues to prove that Panzano's Conca d'Oro is one of the most privileged spots for Sangiovese in Tuscany. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

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