2011 Flaccianello della Pieve Fontodi

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Average critic rating : 95.0 points



The 2011 Flaccianello della Pieve is 100% Sangiovese aged 24 months in new French oak and two months in large oak cask. I’m not sure how Fontodi does it, but this edition of Flaccianello is simply beautiful. It is a seamless expression with lingering tones of red cherry, coffee, spice, truffle and red rose that flow harmoniously into unison. In the mouth, the wine shows great opulence and textural richness that is pushed forward by the stylistic softness of the tannins and the wine’s inner freshness. Pretty menthol tones appear on the finish. Drink: 2015-2030.||Following the glorious performance of Fontodi in 2010, I had lowered my expectations with regard to 2011. The 2010 Flaccianello della Pieve was one of my favorite wines tasted last year. Although the 2011 vintage does indeed result in softer, plusher wines, the Fontodi magic is delivered in droves nonetheless. The big news is that Fontodi’s Vigna del Sorbo has now taken on classification as a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. The prestigious wine represents an enormous legitimization of the new category. eRobertParker.com.October, 2014

Fontodi is one of Italy’s finest producers. The 90 hectare estate, which has been in the Manetti family since 1968, lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico hills. Their signature wine is made from Sangiovese and Canaiolo.

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