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2012 Fontodi - Flaccianello Della Pieve

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 94 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Sangiovese
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SKU: 47518-2012-750-1A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A supple, fluid texture sets the pace for the black currant and blackberry flavors in this concentrated red. Earth, tobacco and leather notes add interest as the tannins frame the finish.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    As it is every year, the 2012 Flaccianello della Pieve represents a selection of the best fruit from the best vineyards (excluding, of course, Vigna del Sorbo that is dedicated to its own wine). The five parcels span various soils types and exposures, and the youngest vines are 20 years old. Because the fruit selection process is so detailed, the darkest and smallest clusters are carefully chosen. As a result, the fruit is rich in polyphenols, thick extract and extra aromatic intensity. The 2012 vintage saw yields reduced by as much as 20%, meaning that fruit selection was even more severe in this vintage. This beautiful wine shows abundant richness and generosity with toned mineral nuances that are wrapped within bold flavors of dark fruit and spice. The wine is rich and velvety in texture.
    Author: Monica Larner
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The 2012 Flaccianello della Pieve, a selection of the estate's best fruit, presents a darker, more virile expression of Sangiovese. Here, too, the purity of the flavors is truly striking. Cinnamon, cloves, new leather, licorice and plums are some of the notes that soar from the glass. The 2012 is full-bodied and voluptuous, in classic Flaccianello style, but the new French oak is much better integrated than it often is at this stage, the result of a move to lower toast levels over the last few years. This is one of the finest young Flaccianellos I can remember. Simply put, the 2012 Flaccianello is a real stunner. Wow!
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2016-2032
    Author: Rossboss
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Dark purple with long legs. Nose of spice box and licorice. Tastes of spicy blackberry and currant. Medium to long finish. Bigger than most sangivoses. well done! Glad I have more, but need to have patience to see where it goes.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2027
    Author: flwine
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 239 bottles owned
  • 38 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 38 collectors)