2004 Fontodi - Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Del Sorbo 1.5L

Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico/ Red / Sangiovese   |     Watch

JR 17.5   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. 30,000 bottles produced. Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks for 18 days. AgediIn barriques for 18 months and 12 months in bottle.Retail Price Band: £30+Dense crimson. Comfortable, well integrated nose. Very solid with lots of hidden depths. Still pretty chewy but this should not disappoint. Eloquently Tuscan. Super tang. No sweetness. Herbal notes. 

Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: Owens Jack
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/14/2014

Rating: 95
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/18/2013
Chianti doesn't get much better than this Almost Brunello like in its depth and finish Early maturity

Rating: 94
Author: Hal1
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 05/26/2014

Rating: 94
Author: Adrian W
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/15/2011
Drink Dates: 2016-2026
Still too tannic ! Will need another 5 years.

Average rating: 91, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

17 bottles owned by 9 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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