2008 Fontodi - Flaccianello Della Pieve 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Other/ Red / Sangiovese
2008 Fontodi - Flaccianello Della Pieve
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Wine Advocate | 94

The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is quite pretty, even if it is a bit buttoned up. It possesses lovely perfume and sweet Pinot-like fruit backed by acidity and structure that are unquestionably those of Sangiovese. Today the 2008 impresses for its energy and verve. It should be a fabulous wine to drink in another few years, once the tannins settle down a bit. This is yet another 2008 that has grown considerably in stature over the last year.

Drink Dates: 2016-2023
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 201

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Wine Spectator | 93

The raspberry, cherry, floral and spice aromas and flavors in this classy red show harmony even at this early stage. Fresh and focused, with a vibrant finish. Sweet fruit, mineral and spice notes resonate on the aftertaste. Sangiovese. 4,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2014-2025
Author: Bruce Sanderson


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JamesSuckling.com | 97

The pureness of fruit is so intense here. It's also so clean and beautiful. The wine shows fabulous aromas of flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. It's full-bodied, with chocolate, licorice, and plums. The texture is very velvety. This is a wine in near perfect proportions.

Author: James Suckling


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Score: 92
Author: Horms
Trust Rating: 16
Tasted On: 12/03/2012

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More Vintages and Sizes of Fontodi - Flaccianello Della Pieve:

2010 (750ml)
2006 (750ml)

About This Producer


Located in the picturesque Florentine hillsides just outside the pastoral town of Panzano, Fontodi is the spectacular domain of the Manetti family. The vineyards are located in the valley of the Conca d'Oro (Golden Basin) and enjoy a cool climate and marl-rich soil that gives the fruit a signature high-toned, red cherry profile. The wines are studies in the profound elegance and muted power of the ancient Sangiovese grape. The "Flaccianello" is one of the original Super Tuscans (originated in 1981) that uses 100% Sangiovese from an eponymous single vineyard of superior quality. This is an incredible collectible that represents a seamless juxtaposition of traditional Tuscan flavor and New World richness.

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