Estate: The Fontodi estate has been in the hands of the Manetti family since 1968. The family has been strongly connected to the Chianti region for centuries, producing Tuscany’s famous “terrecotte” tiles. Located in the stunningly beautiful hills of Panzano, the 130 hectare estate [70 of which are vineyards] is certified organic. Inspired by nature and sustainability, the estate is committed to maximizing “the internal resources of the estate, thereby reducing the need for any external input”.
Philosophy: “Respecting the environment means wines that are better, purer, and a truer expression of the grape and the territory.”
Winemaking: Grapes are from old vines in a single vineyard with galestro soil located at the front of the estate. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks, aged for 24 months in Allier barrels.
Tasting Notes: A velvety fusion of cherry, red currant, plum, white pepper, carnation, mint, crushed rock, leather and underbrush framed by fresh acidity and silky, firm tannins. Black cherry, earth, iron minerality, baking spice and licorice linger on the plush finish. Luscious, elegant, powerful.
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Fontodi s.s.
$200 [magnum average price]