Fontodi, Chianti Classico

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

Fontodi, Chianti Classico

Among Tuscany's Finest!
"I loved this 2015...magnificent." Jancis Robinson

Among the finest.

When people talk of Tuscany, they often conjure up images of a magical place where amazing food, wine and vistas collide.

It's all true!

And, having visited Tuscan over the years, I can tell you first hand that Fontodi is Tuscany at its best. Located in the heart of Chianti Classico, just south of Panzano, the amphitheater shaped valley of vineyards come together to provide a unique micro-climate.

All the senses seem to come alive in this unique countryside that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.

Purity of fruit.

We love this wine for its purity of fruit, freshness, and depth. Cedar notes emanate from the glass. Hand-picked grapes, pressed the same day to preserve freshness, showcase black-cherry, currant and violets. Cedar and cigar-box frame a mineral driven core of bright red cherry notes. The finish is long and luxurious.

What do you pair with such a delicacy?

Mushroom risotto (truffles a bonus), margheritta pizza (homemade please), or a grilled pork chop glazed is aged balsamic vinegar.

Here is another treat if you have read this far:

Fontodi's 2015 Flaccianello is a captivating Super Tuscan that recently received a well-deserved 98 points. It is among the Super Tuscan elites such as Solaia, Sassicaia and Le Pergole Torte.

Trust us when we say, enjoying a glass of Fontodi is like experiencing the Tuscan countryside in a glass.

$41.95 per bottle / $503.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

95+ / 100

We love the 2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico for its purity of fruit, freshness, and depth. Cedar notes emanate from the glass. Hand-picked grapes, pressed the same day to preserve freshness, showcase black-cherry, currant and violets. Cedar and cigar-box frame a mineral driven core of bright red cherry notes. The finish is long and luxurious.

JAMES SUCKLING

95 / 100

"The purity of fruit here really makes an impression on you. The nose shines with freshly picked blackcurrants, dark plums, freshly cut herbs, cinnamon, raspberry cheesecake, glazed cherries, orange and lemon rind. The palate is so well-crafted with a silky ball of tannins surrounded by layers of blue and red fruit and enveloping acidity. A long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold."

JANCIS ROBINSON

"I loved this 2015, which seems to speak so eloquently of the region and the charms of the Sangiovese grape. Its purity that is so magnificent, plus its balance of ripe but extremely fresh fruit and that tanginess that characterizes a fine Chianti Classico. With particularly fine tannins, it lasts and lasts...and would happily drink it any time over the next five years – preferably with food."


Product Details


Producer: Fontodi

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Chianti Classico

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W4320-3-2