2013 Flaccianello della Pieve, Fontodi, Tuscany

Following on from the impressive 2012, the 2013 Flaccianello is once again an absolute show-stopper. Giovanni's skill and precision has coaxed the cool concentration from the fabulous 2013 vintage in Tuscany to create a wine both finely balanced and immensely polished. Its vibrant, dark fruit shows such flair, with a polished integration thanks to a touch lower alcohol and oak influence.

The palate is all-encompassing, filling the mouth with a silky coulis of fruit and framing the wine with muscular but finely textured tannins. One of the best we've ever tried.

Critic score
97/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Colli della Toscana centrale (IGT), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
    Sangiovese/Brunello
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
  • Classification
    IGT - Indicazione Geografica Tipica
2013 Flaccianello della Pieve, Fontodi, Tuscany

TASTING NOTES

James Suckling
97/100
Fontodi

Fontodi has been run by Giovanni Manetti since 1980. His peerless attention to detail has made this estate one of Chianti’s crown jewels, and he now follows biodynamic principles to make sure he starts out with the very best fruit. These vineyards are situated right in the middle of the historic Chianti Classico zone. They occupy the Concha d’Oro, or the Golden Shell, an amphitheatre of vineyards known for its unique geologic shape that ensures the vines receive the ideal amount of sunshine.

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