Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Region: italy> Tuscany> Chianti Classico> Panzano.
Notes: All estate fruit, 18 months French Allier oak (6months in neutral oak), certified organic.
Description: Fontodi is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone. Located in Panzano, called the "Conca d'Oro" (the golden shell), an area famous for wine cultivation for centuries. All Fontodi wines are produced from estate grown grapes and vinified using organic and biodynamic practices. Belonging to the Manetti family since 1968 with Giovanni Manetti heading the family's winery and the current president of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico. Giovanni's passion and hard work shows in all of the Fontodi wines. The Chianti Classico label is produced from hand picked grapes vinified in a way that exalts the charactrer of the vines and the land of which they develop. I personally fell in love with the wines 15 years ago and they constantly keep me in awe of the power and consistency of the wine. Considered one of the top five producers in Chianti, these wines are a real treat.
Deep garnet and mahogany in color. Aromas of blackberries, cigar box, and resin. The palate exhibits very fine, polished tannins that allows for accessibility while young and still having the ability to age gracefully. The 2015 is a stunner and the extra year since its release has created a beautiful masterpiece. Black cherry, vanilla, cedar, and earthy violets upfront with hints of tar and cherry licorice on the finish.
Food pairings: Excellent with or without food; Lasagna, bean based dishes, liver and onions, roasted chicken, mole poblano, short ribs, lamb, pizza, pork chops, steaks, etc.