Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT 2008 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 97] [WA 96+] [VM 94] [WS 93]

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT 2008
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 97] [WA 96+] [VM 94] [WS 93]


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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

Vinification

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 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.

Appellation: Colli Toscana Centrale IGT
Grapes: Sangiovese 100%
Vineyards: Selection of the best vineyards
Density: 6.000 vines per hectare
Training: Guyot
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks. Malolactic in barrels
Aging: In new Tronçais and Allier barrels for at least 18 months
Average: 60.000 bottles

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - James Suckling:
"The pureness of fruit is so intense here. It's also so clean and beautiful. The wine shows fabulous aromas of flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. It’s full-bodied, with chocolate, licorice, and plums. The texture is very velvety. This is a wine in near perfect proportions. Best in four or five years." (September 2011)

96+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Here's a vintage that came out of left field and knocked me flat with delight. The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is just my kind of Sangiovese with a gorgeous level of silkiness and smoothness, all followed by tangy menthol freshness and balsam herb that give so much momentum to the vertical lift and drive of the bouquet. The wine's complexity is enhanced by drying mineral notes with barbecue smoke and mesquite. There is a slight hint of ripeness here that you taste in the sweetness of the tannins and the satiny nature of the finish. I love the balance between the wine's natural acidity and the softer side of its fruit. This vintage is drinking beautifully at the moment. Don't miss this exciting window." Drink 2019-2035. - Monica Larner (July 2019)


94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is quite pretty, even if it is a bit buttoned up. It possesses lovely perfume and sweet Pinot-like fruit backed by acidity and structure that are unquestionably those of Sangiovese. Today the 2008 impresses for its energy and verve. It should be a fabulous wine to drink in another few years, once the tannins settle down a bit. This is yet another 2008 that has grown considerably in stature over the last year." Drink 2016-2023. - Antonio Galloni (June 2012)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Linear, austere, the '08 is beginning to show some woodsy, underbrush elements, matched to a racy, nervous profile. The tannins are assertive for now and the length fine. Best from 2016 through 2030." - Bruce Sanderson (October 2014)