Chianti Classico Fontodi, Tuscany, Italy 2015

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Chianti Classico Fontodi, Tuscany, Italy 2015

19.95

“I am simply blown away by the wine's quality.” - Antonio Galloni

Year in, year out, Fontodi’s Chianti Classico is one of the best value red wines, not just from Italy, but from anywhere. It’s the essence of Sangiovese and in this great vintage is richly endowed with glossy, polished fruit, a scattering of crushed petals and a little swagger from the oak. It’s the tantalising balance between ripe but extremely fresh fruit that characterises a really fine Chianti Classico and the bass and treble notes are in perfect harmony here. 14% alc. Drink now-2030.


Press reviews:

Vinous: “The 2015 Chianti Classico is outrageously beautiful. Rich and seductive, the 2015 expresses the radiance of the year while retaining a good bit of translucence and energy. Rose petal, mint, white pepper and crushed flowers add elements of brightness to this classy, super-polished Chianti Classico. More than anything else, though, I am simply blown away by the wine's quality. A decade ago, Giovanni Manetti made darker more concentrated wines. Today, the Fontodi wines speak to finesse. The Chianti Classico is a great place to see that. It was aged in equal parts cask and neutral barrique. Drink 2020-2035.” 93 points

Jancis Robinson MW: Pure and fresh with really admirable purity. Gorgeous and very much of this place. Long with fine tannins. Bravissimo! Drink now-2023.” 17 points

The Wine Advocate: “This is a great vintage for Sangiovese, and Fontodi embraces this fact with exuberance and enthusiasm. The 2015 Chianti Classico offers tight and precise fruit characteristics with crisp forest berry, cassis and dried blueberry. The wine is profoundly steady and straight with absolutely no rough edges. This is a lean to mid-weight red with balanced acidity tucked in on the finish. Drink now-2028.” 91 points

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Farming: biodynamic