Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 94] [VM 94] [JS 94] [DC 93] [RP 92+]

Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 94] [VM 94] [JS 94] [DC 93] [RP 92+]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

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.

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 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A sleek, black cherry and blackberry-infused red, coupled with a steely, vibrant structure. Linear and tense, featuring an energetic finish. Tobacco, graphite and macchia notes add depth as this unwinds on the long finish. Best from 2022 through 2045." - B.S (June 5, 2019)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Extremely polished and refined with cherries, wet earth and hints of smoke. Medium-bodied with a beautiful balance of fruit and spice, as well as mushrooms. Fresh at the end. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." - (24 Jul, 2019)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Chianti Classico Fontodi brings together all the elements that make the Fontodi wines so unique, but with an extra kick of freshness and aromatic intensity that is the result of a year with notable diurnal shifts during the growing season. Dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice and menthol develop in the glass, but it is the wine's extraordinary balance and sheer appeal that stand out most. In time, 2016 may very well become the new benchmark for Fontodi's Chianti Classico. The 2016 is flat-out delicious. That's pretty much all there is to it." -Antonio Galloni (Aug 2019)

93 Points - Decanter:
"Giovanni Manetti has been managing his family's property since 1979. From the start he has been pushing the quality of the region forward and, as the new President of the Chianti Classico consortium, he continues to do so. Though not claimed as such, Fontodi's annata could technically be a Riserva and the 2016 is particularly spectacular. Still nascent, it's stunningly fragrant with scents of smoke, anise, dark red cherry and violet. Ample yet graceful tannins cling to the palate with succulent fruit to balance. It remains light on its feet, with a lift of liquorice on the long finish." -Michaela Morris (Feb 2019)

92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Fontodi's 2016 Chianti Classico is an expertly administered and measured wine that shows bright fruit intensity backed by Sangiovese's characteristic acidity, primary freshness and integrated structure. This wine is perfectly engineered to pair with Tuscan dishes such as pappardelle ribbon pasta with rabbit or wild boar ragu. The wine will not only cleanse the palate from those flavors, but it will enhance the savory flavors." - Monica Larner (July 2019)