Fontodi

Background

The Manetti family has been in Chianti for centuries and owned Fontodi since 1969. Though they have always made wine, their primary business is still the production of Chianti’s finest terracotta at their factory in Ferrone. The same attention to detail that makes them the best producers of terracotta has been brought to bear on Fontodi over the past 40 years, and has transformed a crumbling farmhouse with a few hectares of vineyard into one of Chianti Classico’s most impressive estates.

Giovanni Manetti has run the property since 1980, building a new cellar in 1998 and ensuring that the wines are as meticulously made as the vineyards and cellar are immaculately tended.

Giovanni’s 70 hectares of vineyard are situated in the prime ‘conca d’oro’ (golden shell) of Panzano, giving wines of supreme elegance, intensity and longevity. The south facing vineyards and their natural amphitheatre shape allows the grapes to ripen fully. Soils here are allow for excellent drainage and encourage the vines to put down deep roots. Giovanni has converted to organic viticulture in the past six years, and is now following biodynamic principles in order to obtain the best quality fruit. In the winery, his approach is similarly non-interventionist (very low toast oak, for example) to ensure that the quality of the fruit is preserved in the finished wine.

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Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo
Fontodi
btls IB 1 0 £540.00 cs 95
Red 2006 Flaccianello della Pieve
Fontodi
dmags IB 0 1 £500.00 dmags 99
Red 2006 Flaccianello della Pieve
Fontodi
imp IB 0 1 £1,000.00 imp 99
Red 2007 Flaccianello della Pieve
Fontodi
btls IB 0 6 £80.83 btls 95+
Red 2008 Chianti Classico
Fontodi
btls IB 0 6 £15.83 btls 89
Red 2012 Chianti Classico
Fontodi
btls IB 12 6 £160.00 cs -
Red 2013 Chianti Classico
Fontodi
btls IB 2 6 £170.00 cs 92 (AG)
Red 2013 Flaccianello della Pieve
Fontodi
btls IB 0 6 £53.33 btls 98
Red 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo
Fontodi
btls IB 5 6 £395.00 cs -
Red 2014 Flaccianello della Pieve
Fontodi
btls IB 11 0 £550.00 cs -

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