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Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2017

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $180.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Available: September 2020

BACKGROUND 
With the previous 2015 and 2016 vintages, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has lauded historic acclaim for Fontodi, proclaiming 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.” More recently, the Wine Advocate romantically opined that Fontodi “paints an even more beautiful portrait of a perfect Tuscan landscape, thanks to that tangy Sangiovese typicity.”

While 2017 has yet to be reviewed by critics, the speculation is this vintage is another winner and may not require as much cellar time to be enjoyed (due to warmer weather conditions). 

PERSONAL FAVORITE
“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 vintage garnered multiple 100 point ratings from critics worldwide. 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 Founder and President
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Available: September 2020

BACKGROUND 
With the previous 2015 and 2016 vintages, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has lauded historic acclaim for Fontodi, proclaiming 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.” More recently, the Wine Advocate romantically opined that Fontodi “paints an even more beautiful portrait of a perfect Tuscan landscape, thanks to that tangy Sangiovese typicity.”

While 2017 has yet to be reviewed by critics, the speculation is this vintage is another winner and may not require as much cellar time to be enjoyed (due to warmer weather conditions). 

PERSONAL FAVORITE
“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 vintage garnered multiple 100 point ratings from critics worldwide. 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 Founder and President



Ratings Sources

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

Winery Fontodi

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AVA

Region Tuscany