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.
`Meriggio` is pale lemon in colour with youthful hints. The nose displays fresh, grassy perfumes leading to a lively, lifted palate with a mineral undertone. A fragrant example of Sauvignon Blanc showing the characteristic high quality of all the Fontodi wines, it finishes on a long, elegant note.