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Fontodi Flaccianello 2015

Rating

CWA

RP98

WS

JS97

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $145.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points
“Fontodi's 2015 Flaccianello della Pieve sits as tall and as proud as the Colosseum in Rome or the Pyramids of Giza in its undeniable glory and beauty. It would be impossible to exaggerate its many lasting attributes and qualities. Perhaps the most remarkable is the smooth and seamless nature of its many complicated moving parts. It produces abundant power, intensity and elegance as if this were the easiest accomplishment in the world. But we all know that's far from the truth. That's the Panzano magic in a nutshell. This vintage is very young and tight, and you need to exercise patience to allow it enough time to evolve. Drink 2020-2050.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (WA #239)

97 Points
“A gorgeous wine that is equal parts power and elegance. The bouquet develops sumptuous aromas of matured black fruits, cherry, cranberry and cedar forests. Supple on the palate, it offers well-layered fruit with truffle and spice. There is marvelous tension here, suggesting that with another 3 or 4 years in the cellar achieve a perfect maturity.” - James Suckling (10/16)

HOT OFF THE PRESS - New Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 
“The big news in Chianti Classico these past few months is that Fontodi's Giovanni Manetti has been elected as the new president of the Consorzio Chianti Classico. Giovanni Manetti and Fontodi represent the pinnacle of quality that can be achieved in this part of Tuscany. That he has become a symbolic head of the region only brings more prestige and pedigree to an appellation that demands our highest respect and admiration.” - Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (WA #239)


BACKGROUND
Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968, which 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. 

“Fontodi, in the heart of Tuscany, has become world-famous as the recipient of more “Classic 95 – 100” ratings from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker than any other Chianti Classico in the world. Their last two vintages have garnered 97 point ratings from each source! These wines have also been a personal favorite for special celebrations (and “pizza night” on Tuesdays!) since I met the affable owner Giovanni Manetti and tasted impressive library selections that prove how age-worthy his wines can be if cellared properly. While Italian collectors often clamor for big name ‘trophy’ wines over $150 such as Ornellaia or Sassicaia, fun ‘insider’ scoop is several of Napa’s most famous ‘Cult’ Cabernet vintners prefer Fontodi for their private cellars.” - Hal Oates | Porthos President & Founder
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points
“Fontodi's 2015 Flaccianello della Pieve sits as tall and as proud as the Colosseum in Rome or the Pyramids of Giza in its undeniable glory and beauty. It would be impossible to exaggerate its many lasting attributes and qualities. Perhaps the most remarkable is the smooth and seamless nature of its many complicated moving parts. It produces abundant power, intensity and elegance as if this were the easiest accomplishment in the world. But we all know that's far from the truth. That's the Panzano magic in a nutshell. This vintage is very young and tight, and you need to exercise patience to allow it enough time to evolve. Drink 2020-2050.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (WA #239)

97 Points
“A gorgeous wine that is equal parts power and elegance. The bouquet develops sumptuous aromas of matured black fruits, cherry, cranberry and cedar forests. Supple on the palate, it offers well-layered fruit with truffle and spice. There is marvelous tension here, suggesting that with another 3 or 4 years in the cellar achieve a perfect maturity.” - James Suckling (10/16)

HOT OFF THE PRESS - New Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 
“The big news in Chianti Classico these past few months is that Fontodi's Giovanni Manetti has been elected as the new president of the Consorzio Chianti Classico. Giovanni Manetti and Fontodi represent the pinnacle of quality that can be achieved in this part of Tuscany. That he has become a symbolic head of the region only brings more prestige and pedigree to an appellation that demands our highest respect and admiration.” - Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (WA #239)


BACKGROUND
Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968, which 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. 

“Fontodi, in the heart of Tuscany, has become world-famous as the recipient of more “Classic 95 – 100” ratings from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker than any other Chianti Classico in the world. Their last two vintages have garnered 97 point ratings from each source! These wines have also been a personal favorite for special celebrations (and “pizza night” on Tuesdays!) since I met the affable owner Giovanni Manetti and tasted impressive library selections that prove how age-worthy his wines can be if cellared properly. While Italian collectors often clamor for big name ‘trophy’ wines over $150 such as Ornellaia or Sassicaia, fun ‘insider’ scoop is several of Napa’s most famous ‘Cult’ Cabernet vintners prefer Fontodi for their private cellars.” - Hal Oates | Porthos President & Founder

Winery Fontodi

Vineyard Designate

AVA Tuscany

Region Italy