Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve IGT 2013 [12.0L BALTHAZAR] (Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 97+] [JS 97] [WS 93]

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve IGT 2013 [12.0L BALTHAZAR]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 97+] [JS 97] [WS 93]


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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.
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 & Reviews


97+ Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2013 Flaccianello della Pieve is a powerhouse. In this vintage, Flaccianello has all of its typical richness but also a good deal of freshness that will help it age. Interestingly, the stylistic difference between Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo is more accentuated in 2013 than in 2012. Deep, layered and unctuous, the 2013 offers plenty of blue and purplish-hued fruits, clove, lavender and new leather nuances, all supported by big, searing tannins that will require the better part of a decade to settle down. The 2013 is a magnificent Flaccianello with a bright, bright future." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2016)

97 Points - James Suckling:
"Very precise and focused with blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Chewy tannins and tight. Full body, fabulous density and length. A classic. Needs five or six years to completely open but so beautiful in its youth. Real deal. From organically grown grapes. Pure sangiovese." - (July 19, 2016)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This powerful red is polished, with toasty oak framing the black cherry, blackberry, plum, mint, vanilla and earth flavors, backed by a firm structure that shows refined tannins. Fruit and tobacco elements linger on the long aftertaste. Sangiovese. Best from 2018 through 2030. 4,000 cases made." - BS (Aug 31, 2016)