Wine Style: Full Bodied Red
Dietary & Ethical Information: Organic / Biodynamic
Closure: Cork / Cork Type
The Manetti family has owned Fontodi since 1969, but has been in Chianti for centuries - though they have always made wine, their primary business is still the production of Chianti’s finest terracotta at their factory in Ferrone. The same attention to detail that makes them the best producers of terracotta has been brought to bear on Fontodi over the past 40 years, and has transformed a crumbling farmhouse with a few hectares of vineyard into one of Chianti Classico’s most impressive estates.
The 2009 growing season produced a good crop of healthy grapes without any complications. Despite a long, hot, dry summer, the wines are elegant and balanced with good acidity levels. Giovanni refers to 2009 as one of the best vintages he has ever made; one of purity, rich and ripe but with fine tannins and great acidity. It was a very healthy vintage with very little being taken out on the sorting tables.
Deep ruby red in colour, with perfumes of sour cherry and plums with notes of leather and tobacco. Great depth of flavour, with juicy fruit and supple tannins, giving the wine a silky-smooth texture. This wine has a great structure and a fine mineral note on the finish.
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