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2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico

2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Organic
92 Points John Caro
2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico
92 Points John Caro

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A wonderfully complete and compelling Chianti from one of the region's top producers. It dishes up the expressive brightness of the Classico genre, with real weight and depth, and drive on the palate. A true classic from the best source, this is an essential offering in top quality Chianti. Drink now or cellar.

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$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 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

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"This is a great vintage for Sangiovese, and Fontodi embraces this fact with exuberance and enthusiasm. The 2015 Chianti Classico offers tight and precise fruit characteristics with crisp forest berry, cassis and dried blueberry. The wine is profoundly steady and straight with absolutely no rough edges. This is a lean to mid-weight red with balanced acidity tucked in on the finish. Some 200,000 bottles were produced." Drink 2018 - 2028

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Jancis Robinson

"Pure and fresh with really admirable purity. Gorgeous and very much of this place. Long with fine tannins. Bravissimo! Current release. Aged in French barriques for 18 months. 170,000 bottles produced." Drink 2018 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with PORK
with POULTRY

Taste

3

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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