Dinner with Giovanni Mannetti of Fontodi at Enoteca Turi, London, on 3rd June
In the heart of the Chianti Classico zone, Fontodi are one of the great estates of Italy. Best known for their 100% Sangiovese wine, Flaccianello della Pieve, and for their Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo, it’s an estate where remarkable quality stretches up and down the range.
Particularly in a spectacular, benchmark vintage for the region like 2016.
We’re delighted to invite you to an intimate dinner with Giovanni Mannetti, the legendary owner of the estate, on Monday 3rd June 2019.
We’ll enjoy the full range of Giovanni’s 2016s, with a couple of older treats thrown in, alongside a specially designed menu at the highly-rated Enoteca Turi in Pimlico.
Giovanni is one of Tuscany’s legends: since taking the helm at Fontodi in 1980 he’s elevated the estate to the position it holds today. He introduced Flaccianello in 1981, the wine that arguably defines the estate, and in more recent years has concentrated on the health and biodiversity of the property. Indeed, the estate is now certified organic, and is working increasingly biodynamically.
Giovanni understands Chianti better than almost anyone: he’s also the chairman of the governing body here, the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico. With such a charming guest, and such wonderful wines, the evening promises to be truly memorable.
Places will be limited to 12 guests.
|Date:||Monday 3rd June 2019|
|Location:||Enoteca Turi, 87 Pimlico Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 8PH|
|Closest stations: ||Sloane Square|
Chicken liver crostino, deep fried sage, cod polpette, bruschetta with cauliflower
“Senatore Cappelli” semolina pappardelle with duck ragout and prosciutto
Bistecca di vitello inglese
English Rose veal loin steak with Controne beans all’uccelletto, swiss chard, Fontodi olive oil
Pecorino di Pienza
Selection of Pecorino di Pienza
Vin Santo con cantuccini
Vin Santo with cantuccini biscuits
2017 Meriggio Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Filetta di Lamole Chianti Classico
2016 Chianti Classico
2016 Vigna Del Sorbo Gran Selezione
2016 Flaccianello della Pieve
An older vintage of Flaccianello della Pieve
2009 Case Via Syrah
2010 Vin Santo
To save you the trouble of printing out a ticket, we’ll have a guestlist at the door.
If you purchase more than one ticket, please share the name(s) of your guest(s) with [email protected] so that we know to expect them.
In the event you can no longer make it, we'll do our very best to credit your ticket towards future wines. We simply ask you give us as much notice as possible.
It may, on rare occasions, be necessary to substitute any of the wines advertised for one of a similar or better quality.