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2014 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana

2014 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana

A rush of black cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice, chocolate and spice infuses the sweet, creamy finish.'
96 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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  • Giovanni Manetti has run the Fontodi property since 1980 and ensures the wines are as meticulously made as the vineyards are immaculately tended. Their 90 hectares of vineyard, 90% of which are Sangiovese, are situated in the prime 'Conca d'Oro' (golden shell) of Panzano, and have been converted to organic viticulture. Giovanni is now following biodynamic principles to obtain the best quality fruit.

    One of the first mono-varietal Sangiovese Super Tuscans, Fontodi's Flaccianello began as a cru of grapes from the vineyard of the same name, the "Flaccianello della Pieve"; in 2001, however, Fontodi widened Flaccianello’s base to source from the estate’s best grapes. This big red wine, born in 1981, combines all the old-world characteristics of Sangiovese with modern vinification techniques.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Fermentation and maceration lasted 25 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The cap was punched down twice a day during fermentation, which reached a maximum temperature of 30ºC. The wine spent a minimum of 30 days macerating on skins, depending on the individual tank. Once the desired tannin structure had been achieved, the wine was then racked into 100% new French oak barriques (Allier and Tronçais) where it remained for 24 months before bottling.

    TASTING NOTES

    Bright, ruby red in colour. The bouquet opens with ripe, dark cherries, violets and plums, complemented by a hint of spice. This wine has wonderful structure and the palate is typically rich and full with characteristically fine, supple tannins. The finish is flavourful and persistent.

  • REVIEWS

    'The 2014 Flaccianello della Pieve will probably drink well a bit earlier than the Vigna del Sorbo, as it has more midpalate creaminess, softer contours and a slightly more immediate personality. Even so, the translucent finesse of the vintage is very much in evidence. A rush of black cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice, chocolate and spice infuses the sweet, creamy finish. The 2014 spent 18 months in oak (less than was once the norm), 80% of it new.'
    96 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous