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Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve 2018 £121.28
Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve
The Manetti family has owned Fontodi since 1968 but has been in Chianti for centuries. Though they have always made wine, their original business was the production of Chianti's finest terracotta at their factory in Ferrone.
Giovanni Manetti has run the property since 1980 and ensures the wines are as meticulously made as the vineyards are immaculately tended.
An unusual late frost in spring reduced crops however this proved favourable in later stages of fruit development due to the dry and hot summer. Light rain in the first week of September prevented any water stress and the harvest was small but of a fine quality.
This Sangiovese is bright, ruby red in colour. On the nose, aromas of 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 complemented by racy acidity and characteristically fine, supple tannins. The finish is flavourful and persistent.