FONTODI Chianti* 'Flaccianello della Pieve' 2016 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT - ORG
Red Still Wine | Italy | Tuscany | Chianti | 75cl
£125.00 / £750.00 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Flaccianello was first produced in 1981 as a single vineyard Sangiovese from the 'conca d'oro' (golden shell) of Panzano. Over the years, Giovanni Manetti, the owner and winemaker, replanted the vineyards with better clones and at a higher density and moved Flaccianello to a selection of the estate's best Sangiovese. The increased intensity of fruit enables him to age the wine for about 24 months in new oak.
THE WINE ADVOCATE - 100 points !!! - Drink Date: 2020 - 2050 - "Fontodi's 2016 Flaccianello della Pieve is a masterpiece. 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." ORGANIC.