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Fontodi Chiant Classico 2019

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy, Greve UGA, Chianti Classico


$95ea in any 3+
$91ea in any 6+
Closure: Cork
The thirst-quenching nature combined with great intensity and personality draws you in! 


More elegance than 18 looking good. Refined fun. With lovely red fruits, earthy, savoury with a little herbal pop. Pretty bloody serious Sangiovese for the coin. A very clever layer of oak in this. Complex with fine tannins with a slight build to mid-palate that’s going to work beautifully with loads of food. This should be very interesting with 5-10 years of age on it.

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG

Grapes: Sangiovese

Vineyards: Various vineyards within the property

Density: 3.500 and 6.000 vines per hectare

Training system: Guyot

Fermentation and maceration: In temperature-controlled tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 2 weeks

Ageing: In Troncais and Allier barrels for 18 months

About Fontodi

Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. The family has been associated for centuries with another activity typical of the Chianti region, the production of its famous “terrecotte” tiles. And it is in the name of this strong link with the territory and a great passion for quality that the estate has moved successfully towards an ever more attentive cultivation of the vineyards and a more profound knowledge of the potential of Sangiovese in the zone of Panzano.

The Taste With Doug Shafer · Giovanni Manetti

In the Vineyard

Fontodi is a certified organic estate which extends over 130 hectars of which about 70 are planted with vines. The type of agriculture practised is inspired by the principles of respect of 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. Respecting the environment means wines that are better, purer, and a truer expression of the grape and the territory.

In the Winery

The process of vinification and ageing in wood takes place in the modern cellar, built on descending levels to take advantage of gravity, guaranteeing the most respect possible for the natural integrity of the grape, in order to exalt the character and elegance of the wines.

Where in the World is Fontodi?

Chianti is a sub-region of Tuscany. Other sub-regions include Montalcino and Montepuliciano. Like Montalcino, Chianti covers a large area and is relatively poorly defined in comparison to the likes of Barolo.

As is often the case with Italian wines there is confusion created by an ever changing general classification system. In this case we have wines two basic designation. The first, the Chianti Classico DOCG for which you see a black rooster on the label or neck tie which come from a defined area between Florence and Sienna. The Second Chianti DOCG or greater Chianti region that surrounds the Chianti Classico DOCG which in turn is broken up into seven sub-regions as seen in the second map below.

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 characteristc “Terroir”, famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clayschist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate – warm and dry with a marked difference in day and night-time temperatures.

94 Points

Delicate aromas recalling scorched earth and truffle mingle with mocha and botanical herbs on this 100% Sangiovese. Elegant and enveloping, the supple palate features fleshy plum, orange zest and baking spice before an espresso finish. Soft tannins offer supple support. Drink through 2024.

Kerin O'Keefe

17.5+ Points

‘Panzano. 100% Sangiovese. Certified organic. Lustrous deep ruby. Bright sour-cherry nose with savoury, minerally notes and what smells like a note of oak. Fantastic balance between succulent fruit, lots of juicy acidity and gripping but ripe tannins. Tactile fireworks.'

Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson

93 Points

‘The 2019 Chianti Classico is fresh, vibrant and so expressive. Aromatic and expansive, with terrific nuance, the 2019 is one of the most elegant Chianti Classicos I have tasted at Fontodi. Crushed flowers, red/purplish fruit, spice, lavender and pipe tobacco build into the delineated, vibrant finish. Drink 2022-2034’

Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Fontodi Winery, Località San Leolino, Greve in Chianti, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Chianti Classico
Greve UGA