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Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2016

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $178.00

 
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With the previous 2015 vintage, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate proclaimed that, “this wine 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.” While 2016 has yet to be reviewed by critics, Parker’s former protege Antonio Galloni stated, “as good (or better) as the 2015s are, the 2016s have the potential to surpass them...The 2016s I have tasted so far point to a high quality vintage that may very well turn out to be profound.” In fact, Fontodi producer Giovanni Manetti claims that this is the best vintage of Flaccianello yet. 

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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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Pre-Arrival Offer - ETA: May 2019

With the previous 2015 vintage, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate proclaimed that, “this wine 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.” While 2016 has yet to be reviewed by critics, Parker’s former protege Antonio Galloni stated, “as good (or better) as the 2015s are, the 2016s have the potential to surpass them...The 2016s I have tasted so far point to a high quality vintage that may very well turn out to be profound.” In fact, Fontodi producer Giovanni Manetti claims that this is the best vintage of Flaccianello yet. 

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



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Fontodi

Vineyard Designate

AVA Tuscany

Region Italy