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Fontodi

Flaccianello Della Pieve Fontodi 6 bottle Vertical

Central Italy Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Vintage: 1x 750ml bottle of each vintage 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • ABV: 14.5%
  • Origin: Colli Toscana Centrale IGT / Tuscany / Italy
  • Grapes: Sangiovese

Description

The Manetti family has owned Fontodi since 1968 but has been in Chianti for centuries. Though they have always made wine, their primary business is still the production of Chianti's finest terracotta at their factory in Ferrone. Giovanni Manetti has run the property since 1980 and ensures the wines are as meticulously made as the vineyards are immaculately tended. Their 90 hectares of vineyard, 90% of which are Sangiovese, are situated in the prime 'Conca d'Oro' (golden shell) of Panzano, and have been converted to organic viticulture. Giovanni is now following biodynamic principles to obtain the best quality fruit.

Flaccianello is the top wine of the estate, made from 100% Sangiovese and gains high ratings and awards year in and out. The supreme, south-facing amphitheatre vineyard produces darkly powerful Sangiovese rich in balsamic notes, and aromas of Tuscan cigar and burnished leather. The brooding, savoury structure of Flaccianello is a wonderful counterpoint to the high-toned elegance of Cepparello. Recent vintages have been of unsurpassed quality and Flaccianello is fast becoming one of the great names of Tuscany.

Whilst, after some decanting these can be enjoyed young, Flaccianello really rewards cellaring for 5 to 10 years or more.

 

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