Fontodi - Flaccianello della Pieve Colli 1999
Fontodi - Flaccianello della Pieve Colli 1999 (93 TSW)
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The 2016 received 100 Parker Points of Monica Larner.
100% Sangiovese. Aged for 24 months in Troncais and Allier barrels.
My tasting notes on the 1999
In the glass an intense ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of ripe dark fruit, sweet tobacco, forest floor and olives.
On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with smooth acidity and mellow tannins. Flavours of plums, blackberries, ripe cherries with sweet spices, coffee and truffles. Concentrated and light creamy with supple texture and nice and long aftertaste.
About the winery:
The Manetti family is famous as a maker of terracotta tiles, they have been doing this for more than 300 years. In 1968 the Manetti family bought the Fontodi winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico just south of Panzano.
Giovanni, son of one of the brothers, has been running the winery since 1979. The estate consists of 130 hectares of which 70 hectares are planted with vines and is located in the famous "Conca d’Oro". This is a natural amphitheater to the south of Panzano, with mainly Galestro and shale as bottom, with a large difference in temperature between day and night.
No chemicals have ever been sprayed and the company is now certified organic. In addition, for example, the manure from their own Chianini cows is also used. The vineyards are between 300 and 400 meters and are completely new planted after purchase. The first wines only came on the market in the 70s, with Franco Bernabei as a consultant from the start. Soon the winery received great international appreciation for their Chianti Vigna del Sorbo and the supertoscan Flaccianello della Pieve. Fontodi is considered to be one of the precursors of quality in Chianti Classico.