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Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG Tuscany, Italy 2019

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW:
The Fontodi Estate is one of the crown jewels of the region, with a portfolio of stunning wines made from the native sangiovese grape (This is the estate behind the iconic "Flaccianello" IGT). Fontodi wines, year after year, receive numerous accolades from the wine press and are sought after by the most ardent collectors of Italian wines. The reason is simple: the estate's non-interventionist approach to winemaking showcases the unique and viticulturally rich terroir of the land.

Known as the "Conca d'Oro (the golden shell), Fontodi is an amphitheater-shaped property located in the valley south of the town of Panzano that benefits from a high elevation, clay/shist oil, generous light, and warm, dry weather with wide diurnal variations in temperature.*

Fontodi is a certified organic estate that extends over 130 hectares of which about 70 are planted with vines. The type of agriculture practiced is inspired by the principles of respect for nature and sustainability. Not only are no chemical products used but there is an effort to maximize the internal resources of the estate, thereby reducing the need for any external input.* Respect for the environment results in purer expressions of grape and terroir, both of which gloriously come together in today's resplendent wine. Check out the press!

94 points & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

"Delicate aromas recalling scorched earth and truffle mingle with mocha and botanical herbs on this 100% sangiovese. Elegant and enveloping, the supple palate features fleshy plum, orange zest, and baking spice before an espresso finish. Soft tannins offer supple support." (5/1/22)

93 points, Decanter:
"This benchmark Panzano estate is still in the hands of long-time owner Giovanni Manetti, but the new generation is very much in evidence: Manetti’s son Bernardo, daughter Margherita, and nephew Costa now play fundamental roles as the estate continues to grow. Fontodi’s 2019 is striking and pronounced in fragrance. Licorice and black cherry are offset by coffee, char, and tobacco. Vigorous tannins yield slowly but surely as this makes its way across the palate. Its structure is well-proportioned with the ripe black fruit, substantial but never heavy or imposing, underscored by some tanginess. As always, it soars above its category." (3/20/22)

93 points, Wine Spectator:
"This succulent red is hallmarked by very pure expressions of cherry, raspberry, violet, and mineral. Firmly built, with energy and persistence that extends the fruit, tobacco, and mineral elements on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 10,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported." (Web only, 2022)

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: Fontodi
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation: Chianti Classico
Quality Designation: DOCG
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese
Vintage: 2019
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
Viticultural Features: Certified Organic
Winemaking Techniques: Troncais and Allier barrels; elevage for 18 months.
Winemaker: Giovanni and Marco Manetti with consulting enologist Franco Bernabei.
ABV: 14%
Pack/Size: 12/750
Container Type: dark glass Bordeaux-style bottle
Closure Style: cork
*adapted from winery/importer notes

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