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2006 Fontodi - Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Del Sorbo Sangiovese - Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico - Red

Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico

Red Sangiovese
Producer Notes

Located in the picturesque Florentine hillsides just outside the pastoral town of Panzano, Fontodi is the spectacular domain of the Manetti family. The vineyards are located in the valley of the Conca d'Oro (Golden Basin) and enjoy a cool climate and marl-rich soil that gives the fruit a signature high-toned, red cherry profile. The wines are studies in the profound elegance and muted power of... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2022
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 151
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author TCL
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.249%
Tasted On 04/05/2013
Drink Dates 2015-2025
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Author Leftymtb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.258%
Tasted On 02/22/2012
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Author Rossboss
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/21/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2019

Potential here is amazing and didn't do this wine justice by not giving this the long decant it deserved but certainly one of the best Chiantis I've ever tried. Had none of the funk/barnyard I get from other Chiantis - this was refined, smooth, leathery, full of fruit, amazing finish. This needs 4-5 years but it's a treat even now.

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Author NathanL
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.803%
Tasted On 12/07/2010
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Author biggsy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.828%
Tasted On 01/22/2010

Youthful dark glossy purple. Vibrant, thick nose with dried cherry, tobacco and woody herbs. Dense, tight and mineralic on the palate. Aggressive grippy tannins wrap the sweet red fruits, exotic spices and earthy leather. Long, powerful and intense.

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