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Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018 750ml
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018 750ml

Price: $45.99
Special Price: $37.99

ID: 30040
Vintage 2017
Producer: Fontodi
Varietal(s): Sangiovese
Color: Red

Availability: In Stock
Product Code: RD11674

Description Sub Region Producer Notes
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: "Smells like Tuscany…Few wines at this price point get us this excited – there’s just a lot packed into a glass of Fontodi Chianti Classico. It is arguably Italy’s greatest everyday red wine, capable of transporting an ordinary home-cooked meal to the Tuscan slopes. And while these may be everyday Chiantis, they are also a sophisticated, age-worthy expression; we have had plenty of enjoyable bottles with 15+ years on them. It is worth noting that this straight Chianti Classico bottling can technically be labeled as a Riserva, but Manetti chooses not too. In fact, in a lineup that included the Vigna del Sorbo and flagship Flaccianello, it was the masculine and powerful Chianti Classico that perhaps impressed the IWM team most. If you are going to enjoy the wine today, we do recommend a decant to let those tannins soften and integrate. With aeration you can expect nuances of ripe black cherry, plum, lavender, dried herbs, graphite. Once the wine settles you can add the notes of underbrush and leather that are the hallmarks of this wine. It is a pinnacle expression of what Chianti Classico can achieve in the right hands from the right location. Try the wine with some Pappa al Pomodoro or Bistecca alla Fiorentina for what is one of Tuscany’s great pairings!”
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Dry/Sweet: Dry
  • Variety/Blend: Sangiovese
  • Breakdown of Varieties: Sangiovese

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