2016 Fontodi, Flaccianello della Pieve

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2016 Fontodi, Flaccianello della Pieve

Perfection Among The Super Tuscan Elites!
"Flaccianello della Pieve is a masterpiece." Wine Advocate

A 100 Point Masterpiece!

Fontodi's Flaccianello della Pieve needs no introduction. It is among the Super Tuscan elites with the likes of Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia.

From an iconic vintage, few Tuscan reds can match the quality of Flaccianello!

"This vintage shows amazing depth and poise, with a sheer sense of elegance that comes from the undisputed quality of fruit achieved in this balanced vintage." Wine Advocate

The 2016 Flaccionello is an exquisite and exotic melange of black cherry, blackberry, mocha, dried herbs and spice all of which meld together in this beautifully layered red.  It is loaded with thyme, leather, mineral and tar.  A dynamic red, it has near perfect tannins that are balanced, pronounced and rustic.  Exceptional!!

So Exquisite, We Have Multiple Formats:

  • 2016 Flaccianello 750ml, here
  • 2016 Flaccianello 1.5 L, here
  • 2016 Flaccianello 3 L, here

If you missed our 2016 Tignanello and 2016 Ornellaia features a few weeks ago, have no fear! Here is your chance to get another shot at enjoying one of the most iconic vintages and producers in Tuscany.  

100% Sangiovese. This is the first 100 point wine from the Chianti Classico region... historic!

We expect this wine to sell out!

While supplies last.  First come, first served.

$199.95 per bottle / $2399.40 per case

Summary


THE WINE ADVOCATE

100 / 100

"Fontodi's 2016 Flaccianello della Pieve is a masterpiece. This review represents a composite of notes from two separate tasting sessions, one at the winery and a second bottle tasted repeatedly over the course of 24 hours at my own pace. In the case of the second sample, it ended up in a blind flight next to the 2016 Masseto, and as beautiful as that Merlot-based wine is, this wine paints an even more beautiful portrait of a perfect Tuscan landscape, thanks to that tangy Sangiovese typicity. This vintage shows amazing depth and poise, with a sheer sense of elegance that comes from the undisputed quality of fruit achieved in this balanced vintage. The bouquet opens to dark cherry, blue flower and tilled earth. The tannins are taut, almost crunchy, and the wine offers profound pedigree and persistence that is driven by the evident acidity. That depth is what stands out most. Until the 2013 vintage, Flaccianello was aged in barrique for 24 months. After that vintage, six months of the total aging time is spent in botte instead. This 2016 vintage includes a small part from clay amphorae for the first time. This slight change in the relationship of wine to barrel size has resulted in a more elegant and finessed wine. That point is especially underlined in this vintage. Because of cool spring temperatures during the flowering, yields were reduced by 20% in 2016 compared to 2015."


Product Details


Producer: Fontodi

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Chianti Classico

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W4320-3-1-1