• Home
  • 2006 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve

2006 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve

ITALY / TUSCANY /
abv 15.0%
  • 97 WA
  • 99 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 99 JS
  • Variety
    Sangiovese
See all wines from Fontodi
See other vintages 1997 | 1998 | 2005 | 2007 | 2008 | 2010 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 |
In stock|Sold out

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 47518-2006

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$150.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (100% sangiovese; 15% alcohol) Good full ruby-red. Initially reticent nose hints at flint and herbs, then becomes sweeter with air, displaying ripe red cherry and dark plum aromas. Dense, pure and rich on entry, with highly focused, very pure flavors of minerals, red cherry, dark plum and black pepper. Finishes very long, with bright acidity giving this the wine a slightly austere quality. A very impressive sangiovese that offers a gorgeous seamless quality and huge depth. You'll be enjoying this for another 25 years easily. (Vinifera Imports, Ronkonkoma, NY)
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: July/August 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 99

    Shows excellent color and richness for a Sangiovese, with aromas of sultana, coffee, toasty oak and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. The concentration and depth of fruit and layers of tannins are breathtaking. A blockbuster.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2006 Flaccianello della Pieve is monumental, as it has been since the very beginning. Smoke, black cherries, plums, incense, licorice and tar are some of the many notes that burst from the glass in this powerful wine. The 2006 has fruit and structure to burn. It is going to be an absolutely fabulous wine to follow over the coming years, but patience is key. A huge, explosive finish rounds things out in style.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 99

    This is an incredible wine. It shows aromas of violets, berries, and licorice that show fresh porcini mushrooms as well. It's full and very balanced with fresh acidity and wonderful length. Fabulous. Give it time still, if you can hold yourself back from drinking it.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Anonymous | Rating: 94

    Author: johnmhoward
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: ChrisMus
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Bapi Maitra
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Mayo
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2021
    Author: ciliegiolo
  • Self | Rating:

    3 x 12 cases paper
    Author: Brown Steven
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.

See other similar producers:Tenuta San Guido,Castello dei Rampolla

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

Sangiovese is Tuscany’s star variety and the primary grape in Italy’s renowned regions of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. It is high in both tannin and acid, producing well-balanced wines with medium body and aromas of red cherry, strawberry, fig, plum, and dried herbs. Sangiovese is late-ripening, and therefore requires the warm climate of Tuscany to grow. Wines from Sangiovese are typically aged for a period of time in oak to soften the tannins and add flavors of spice. With bottle age, the best wines develop meaty and gamey aromas. For the best expression of this variety look to producers Biondi-Santi, Valdicava, and Soldera.

Sangiovese is also used in “Super-Tuscan” blends alongside other international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These styles originated from experimental winemakers wishing to produce wines that did not fall under local requirements, and have since risen to global prominence. The best of these pioneering estates include Ornellaia, Gaja, and Sassicaia, and are recognized today as some of Italy’s finest wine producers.

Sangiovese pairs best with local Tuscan cuisine, particularly herb- and tomato-forward dishes including pizza and pasta marinara, as well as rich, roasted meat, cured sausage, and hard cheese.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1562 bottles owned
  • 251 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 251 collectors)