Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve IGT 2018 [3.0L] (Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 100] [WS 96] [JS 95]

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve IGT 2018 [3.0L]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 100] [WS 96] [JS 95]


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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

Winemaking:

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.

Vinification:
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 hectar
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 and Reviews

100 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Flaccianello della Pieve is another stellar wine from Fontodi. It is the richest Flaccianello ever made (in terms of dry extract), with elevated acidity that trails the 2016 by just a touch, but it does not taste like that at all. Dark cherry, violet, lavender, spice, mocha and graphite build with a bit of time in the glass. Like the Sorbo, the 2018 Flaccianello is not a wine of size, as in most previous years, but rather a wine that exudes vibrancy, energy and class from start to finish. I absolutely loved it." -Antonio Galloni (9/21)

98+ Points - Luca Gardini:
"One of the most famous so-called ‘Super Tuscan’ from 100% pure Sangiovese. A stunning vineyard selection, then aged in small oak barrels for 24 months. Small red fruits of undergrowth at the nose, raspberry, and red currant, then scents of eucalyptus and nutmeg at the end. The mouthfeel is breathtaking: crispy, dense, intense, vertical with salty tannins. Great persistence with a fruity-salty taste returning." (5/2021)

96 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Ripe black cherry, black currant and blackberry fruit is beautifully displayed on the harmonious structure in this red. Violet, iron and juniper notes add depth, while the aftertaste gets lift from the lively acidity and dusty tannins. Best from 2024 through 2043. 4,000 cases made, 1,600 cases imported." - BS (Web Only - 2021)

95 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a solid red with plenty of fruit and a dense, intense palate with hints of wood and spice. Full-bodied and very structured. Plenty of tannins here. Needs three to four years to soften and come together. From organically grown grapes. Best after 2024." (Aug 2021)