Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione "Vigna del Sorbo" DOCG 2021 (Tuscany, Italy) [1.5L Magnum]

Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione "Vigna del Sorbo" DOCG 2021
(Tuscany, Italy) [1.5L Magnum]

Regular price $400.00 Sale price $379.97 Save $20.03

Only 0 items in stock!
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

Technical Information

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Vineyards: Vigna del Sorbo with south-west exposure with 30 years old vines
Density: 3.500 and 6.000 vines per hectar
Training: Guyot
Fermentation: In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks
Ageing: In Troncais and Allier barrels 50% new for 24 months

The process of vinification and ageing in wood takes place in the modern cellar, built on descending levels to take advantage of gravity, guaranteeing the most respect possible for the natural integrity of the grape, in order to exalt the character and elegance of the wines.

Ratings & Reviews

95+ Points - Vinous  Media (2020 Vintage):
"The 2020 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is one of the most backward editions of this wine I can remember tasting. Dark and almost somber, the Vigna del Sorbo packs a ton of intensity in its deceptively mid-weight frame. In many vintages, Vigna del Sorbo is quite showy in its youth. That is not at all the case with  he 2020, a wine that will require many years to be at its best. Hints of lavender, dried herbs, plum and graphite appear over time, but the 2020 is very clearly an infant. There is a feeling of youthful austerity (in a positive sense) that I find quite alluring. The 2020 Sorbo is a wine for those who can wait. – Antonio Galloni (Aug 2023)