2017 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico

96 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
In stock
A huge and charismatic expression of Chianti, this plush and dramatic wine is a 100% Sangiovese. From a single vineyard of older vines, this was recently labeled with the new 'Gran Selezione' rating. It is a prime cellaring proposition for those in the know but offers the sheer delicious and lush fruit for anyone to enjoy, even in the nearer term. A true treasure of the wine world. Collect!
$130.00 in mixed 6+ or $145.00 per bottle

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

96+/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is a dense, packed wine. It is also surprisingly, almost shockingly backward. That is probably a good thing for its long-term aging prospects. Readers hoping to get an early glimpse into the 2017 before it shuts down may have a hard time doing that, as today acids and tannin dominate. I expect the 2017 will be stellar in another 4-5 years and drink well to age 25-30 if not longer. Proprietor Giovanni Manetti gave the 2017 18 months in barrique followed by 6 months in cask." Drink 2027 - 2042

94/100Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"The Fontodi 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is expressive, dark and thickly concentrated. I received my samples early and found that this wine was a little shy or slow to open in this early phase. If given extra time, the bouquet warms up to dark fruit, plum, rum cake and dried violet. I came back to the wine about two hours later and discovered a pretty note of crushed aspirin or carbon, with more crushed flower. The oak adds sweet spice and scorched earth, but these too will integrate with time. From a hot and dry vintage, I'd easily give this edition of Vigna del Sorbo a 15- or 20-year drinking window." Drink 2022 - 2040

Variety Sangiovese
Region Tuscany
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2022 - 2042

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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