Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. The family has been associated for centuries with another activity typical of the Chianti region, the production of its famous “terrecotte” tiles. And it is in the name of this strong link with the territory and a great passion for quality that the estate has moved successfully towards an ever more attentive cultivation of the vineyards and a more profound knowledge of the potential of Sangiovese in the zone of Panzano.
Fontodi is a certified organic estate which extends over 130 hectars of which about 70 are planted with vines. The type of agriculture practised is inspired by the principles of respect of nature and sustainability. Not only are no chemical products used but there is an effort to maximize the internal resources of the estate, thereby reducing the need for any external input. Respecting the environment means wines that are better, purer, and a truer expression of the grape and the territory.
Rating: 98 points by Wine Adocates and James Suckling
Tasting Note: The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is another benchmark wine from Tuscany that shows the incredible potential of this iconic vintage. This beautiful single-vineyard Sangiovese reveals a graceful side with dark fruit intensity, cherry, plum, fresh violets and tilled earth. Tar, tobacco and licorice appear as delicate background tones, giving more volume and texture to the wine's sensorial impact. Vigna del Sorbo shows its own precise identity that is fiercely faithful to Sangiovese, but that also pushes the boundaries to go beyond our highest expectations of the grape in terms of color, concentration, aromatic complexity and staying power. That's the Panzano magic in a nutshell. (ML)
Gran Selezione Chianti Classico是經典精選，也是CC產區最高法定命名，是義大利古典基安蒂釀酒協會（Chianti Classico Consorzio）在2013年推出新的質量分級體系，這個級別代表最高品質的經典基安蒂。Gran Selezione更強調葡萄園及其風土的價值，要想達到這一級別，必須達到以下條件：葡萄必須產自酒莊同一地塊的自有葡園，橡木桶陳釀時間至少30個月，並通過協會評審的評鑑方可標示為Gran Selezione。
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