Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2020 (Tuscany, Italy) 750mL - [JS 94] [WS 93] [VM 92+] [WA 91]

Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2020
(Tuscany, Italy) 750mL - [JS 94] [WS 93] [VM 92+] [WA 91]

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About the Estate:
Fontodi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico precisely in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano and is called the “Conca d’Oro” (the golden shell) because of its amphitheatre shape. A genuine and characteristc “Terroir”, famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clayschist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate – warm and dry with a marked difference in day and night-time temperatures

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.

Technical Information

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:
"Subtle aromas of sliced strawberries and cherries with some orange peel follow through to a medium body with succulent tannins and a bright and tangy finish. Lovely energy in this one. So good now. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." (August 2023)
93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Rich and velvety, laced with black cherry, blackberry, violet and mineral flavors. This is driven by vibrant acidity and backed by well-mannered tannins. Shows excellent balance and length. Drink now through 2028. 9,750 cases made, 2,800 cases imported." - Bruce Sanderson (November 2023)

92+ Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2020 Chianti Classico offers notable tension to balance the natural richness that is such a signature here. There is plenty of Panzano intensity, but less opulence than has been the norm in the past. A shift towards larger format oak and bottling four months earlier contribute to that feel. Dark red cherry, leather, spice, rose petal, dried herbs and wild flowers all grace this nuanced Chianti Classico. It will be interesting to see the direction this bottling takes. I would not plan on opening this too young." Drink 2026-2040. - Antonio Galloni (June 2023)
91 Points - Wine Advocate:
"A certified organic wine, the Fontodi 2020 Chianti Classico shows dark fruit and blackberry with earthy sensations of crushed stone that reflect the schistous soils found in this area of the appellation. Unlike the Filetta di Lamole (with fruit from Lamole) that is very floral in personality, this expression from Panzano has more structure, girth and general fruit weight. Production is an ample 170,000 bottles." Drink 2023-2030. - Monica Larner (September 2023)