2018 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Highly Rated
Tasty, full-bodied Chianti Classico brimful of sour cherries and Italian charm. Certified organic, and uncertified orgasmic.

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Another excellent vintage in Central Italy for Fontodi - their estate Chianti is a pretty, vibrant wine with a fresh and plush mouthfeel and a healthy dose of grippy tannins

Fruit is sourced from around their stunning estate near Panzano, certified organic and on the way to biodynamic conversion.

Naturally-fermented in tanks, then matured inTroncais and Allier barrels for 18 months.

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

Fontodi is a certified organic estate which extends over 130 hectars of which about 70 are planted with vines. The type of agriculture practised is inspired by the principles of respect of nature and sustainability. Not only are no chemical products used but there is an effort to maximize the internal resources of the estate, thereby reducing the need for any external input.

95 Points - "n terms of Chianti Classico, this is what you might call the more modern face of that, and something of a big boy. Aside that, there’s no denying the impact of this wine, and its lush hedonistic character.

Black cherry, new leather, liquorice and mocha, baking spice, even something of a storming Braulio amaro tang. It’s plush, loaded with tarry and silty tannin, thickness and intense flavour, firm acidity, plenty of cedar oak, blackberry freshness, orange peel zest, all the dried herbs, and a mouth-coating suede-like tannic finish of super length. It’s large scale, but still lively and energetic. It’s quite the thing." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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