Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione "Vigna del Sorbo" DOCG 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 95] [DC 94]

Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione "Vigna del Sorbo" DOCG 2017
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 95] [DC 94]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

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.

Technical:
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
Average: 30.000 bottles

Ratings & Reviews


95 Points - James Suckling:
"Powerful, tight red with currant and plum character. Hints of new wood and bark. Full-bodied with dark berries and hints of dark chocolate, as well as other dark fruit. Flavorful finish. Solid. Needs time to open. Better after 2022." - (14 May, 2020)

94 Points - Decanter:

"Giovanni Manetti used to add 10% Cabernet Sauvignon to this. He grubbed those vines up, leaving his flagship a pure, richly scented 100% Sangiovese with moreish, crackling depth. Drinking Window 2018 - 2025" - Monty Waldin