2016 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve, Tuscany, Italy (750ml)

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Fontodi is located in Panzano and in area called the "Conca d'Oro" (the golden shell) because of its amphitheater shape which the winery overlooks. A genuine and characteristic terroir, famous for centuries and one of the highest regarded growing sites in all of Chianti. It has a unique combination of high altitude, calcareous clay/schist soil, lots of light, and a climate that is warm and dry with a marked difference in day and night-time temperatures. ll Fontodi wines are produced from estate vineyards, picked by hand, chosen with care and vinified in a way that exalts the character of the vines and the territory. Creamy, silky tannins add to the wine's sophistication and overall polish. The 2016 is dark, inky and powerful, but not at all heavy. Giovanni Manetti gave the 2016 18 months in French oak (75-80% new), followed by 6 months in cask. This is the first vintage in which a small amount (2%) of the wine was aged in amphora.

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