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2014 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico

2014 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico

Organic
95+ Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2014 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico
95+ Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A huge and charismatic expression of Chianti, this plush and dramatic wine is a 100% Sangiovese. Recently labeled with the new 'Gran Selezione' rating, this is a prime cellar proposition (check out those maturilty dates!) favoured by those in the know, but with the sheer fruit weight and deliciousness for anyone to enjoy even now. A true treasure of the wine world. Collect!

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$110.00 in mixed 6+ or $123.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Sangiovese

Its Origins

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 characteristic terroir, famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clay-schist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic microclimate. Owned by the Manetti family since 1968, Fontodi is a certified organic estate which extends over 130 hectares of which about 70 are planted with vines. The type of agriculture practised is inspired by the principles of respect for 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.

What The Critics Say

95+/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"A powerful, structured wine, the 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo won't be ready to drink for a number of years, much less be at its best. In recent years, the Sorbo has been much more forward, but the 2014 is decidedly austere and ungiving. Graphite, smoke, black cherry, plum and licorice notes infuse the dark, mysterious finish." Drink 2024 - 2044

95/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Exotic spice, pipe tobacco, dark-skinned berry, forest floor and a whiff of French oak all come together on this structured red. The elegant, full-bodied palate evokes Marasca cherry, black raspberry, licorice and white pepper while vibrant acidity and firm, fine-grained tannins provide balance. It's still young, with great energy and will benefit from more time in the bottle." Drink 2020 - 2029

16/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Lustrous ruby. Garden herbs and cherry. Elegant maraschino cherry palate. Nebbiolo-like tannins. Will improve, no doubt, but in any case, I wouldn't cling to this. Greve in Chianti. 100% Sangiovese. (WS)" 2018 - 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2044

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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