Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 [375ml HALF BOTTLE] (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 94] [DC 92]

Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 [375ml HALF BOTTLE]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 94] [DC 92]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
All Fontodi wines are produced from grapes coming from their own vineyards, picked by hand, chosen with care and vinified in a way that exalts the character of the vines and the territory. The Fontodi Oil “Bio” is produced from its own olives which are delicately pressed the same day as the harvest in order to preserve all the freshness and the fragrance of the fruit.

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Grapes: Sangiovese
Vineyards: Various vineyards within the property
Density: 6.000 vines per hectar
Training: Guyot
Fermentation: In temperature-controlled tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 2 weeks
Ageing: In Troncais and Allier barrels for 12 months
Average: 170.000 bottles

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"A rich, layered CC with intense cherry and flower character, as well as orange peel. Full-bodied with firm, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold." - (14 May, 2020)

92 Points - Decanter:
"April's frost resulted in less productive vines. Giovanni Manetti saw this as an advantage in the drought-like conditions of summer. He explains that with fewer grapes, the vines suffered less stress and were able to continue ripening without shutting down. Initial scents of baked clay and dry earth make way for mint blossom and cherry. Clingy, muscular tannins wrap around dusty fruit with nuances of rust and cinnamon poking through and the acidity is remarkably racy and ripe. - MM (Feb 2020)