1999 Fontodi - Flaccianello Della Pieve 750ml

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WS 95   WA 95   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

Savory, sanguine and packed with sweet cherry, strawberry, spice and tobacco flavors, this is mature, elegant, seamless, complex and long. A joy to taste, with overall harmony and fine aftertaste.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: Bruce Sanderson

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

Two of Flaccianello's two most successful vintages are 1999 and 1997, although these two wines show very different personalities. The 1999 Flaccianello della Pieve is the more elegant and fine-tuned of the two, with increased emphasis on pressed violets, polished mineral nuances, wild berries and black currant. The wine shows tight, streamlined elegance and an impeccable integration. This wine exudes a profound sense of balance that seems more evident as the years go on. Fruit in 1999 saw a long growing season and conditions were excellent for slow ripening, something that Sangiovese loves. Bright freshness implies that this wine has the natural engineering for many more years of cellar aging. I give this vintage a longer drinking window than 1997.

Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Author: Monica Larner
Issue: 221

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/28/2015

Rating: 91
Author: Stefan N
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/18/2013

Average rating: 92, based on 4 reviews
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425 bottles owned by 152 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese

Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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