Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT 2009 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 95] [JS 95] [VM 94] [WS 93] [DM 93]

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT 2009
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 95] [JS 95] [VM 94] [WS 93] [DM 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


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

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2009 Flaccianello della Pieve is now hitting that very specific point in a wine's evolution in which you still identity some of the fruit, but you also get a supporting chorus of evolved aromas that enhance the overall finesse and depth of the bouquet. This wine is coming along beautifully and seems right on point in terms of its forward moving aging trajectory. Dried blackberry, cherry confit and plum are rounded out by spice, toast and bitter chocolate. The bouquet fires out on multiple sides, thus increasing the perceived complexity on hand. This vintage is very open and frank, and this is another endearing quality to admire. Interestingly, this vintage saw naturally high yields. Giovanni Manetti tells me they had to work very carefully in terms of green harvest and fruit selection in order to achieve this impeccable level of balance." Drink 2019-2035. - Monica Larner (July 2019)

95 Points - James Suckling:
"A structured red with polished tannins and subtle vanilla, chocolate and currant character on the nose and palate. Full body, with integrated tannins and a compacted palate. Builds on the palate. Muscular and intense. Needs until 2015 to soften. Try it then." (November 2014)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2009 Flaccianello is gorgeous, but the relative shortcomings of the year relative to the sublime 2010 are apparent when the wines are tasted side by side. Firm tannins support a core of dark red fruit, smoke and crushed flowers. Readers will need to give the 2009 time to settle down, but it is unquestionably a fine Flaccianello." Drink 2017-2029. - Antonio Galloni (August 2013)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Elegant, this is also closed, showing some tannins at the moment, along with black cherry, black currant, and spice flavors. In an awkward phase right now, yet this feels like it will develop a little more quickly. Best from 2016 through 2028." - Bruce Sanderson (October 2014)

93 Points - Decanter:
"As 2009 was a relatively abundant year, Manetti had to do a fair amount of green harvesting to ensure concentration. The summer was hot and dry but the grapes retained acidity. This is showing some of its oak but is balanced by plenty of dark red cherry, violet and a touch of leather. It's absolutely approachable now and is better defined than in its youth. There is still an appealing plumpness of fruit, but Sangiovese's light-on-its-feet personality shines through. This wears the vintage confidently on its sleeve." Drink 2018-2028. - Michaela Morris (October 2018)