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Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo

Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo

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Regular price $102.00 SGD
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Grape Varietal: Sangiovese

Country & Region: Italy | Tuscany

Alcohol Level (%): 15

Bottle Size: 750ml

2019

Wine Advocate 97: This iconic wine has all new energy, as it is now part of an exciting set of potential Gran Selezione wines made at Fontodi. Two new portfolio additions (Pastrolo from cool climate Lamole and Terrazze San Leonlino from Panzano) help to give greater context to the organic 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo. This wine of course benefits from many years of experience, and the Vigna del Sorbo identity is well established. But soil geeks will absolutely enjoy comparing Vigna del Sorbo from schistous galestro soils to the limestone alternative found in Terrazze San Leonlino. I tend to lean toward Vigna del Sorbo thanks to those etched mineral notes of pencil shaving and iron ore that I find so appealing. Those dusty notes are amply rounded off by sweet cherry fruit, plum and spice. Rising alcohol can be a problem in sun-drenched Panzano, and the winey team is leaving taller growth on the vines in the summer to cast shade and taking other active measures to combat this issue.

James Suckling 95: Complex aromas of dried flowers, orange peel and white pepper, together with lots of cherries. Full-bodied, but linear and very fine in the center-palate, with a linear flow of citrusy acidity. From organically grown grapes. This will age beautifully, but it’s already impressive to taste.

Decanter 93: Coffee, tobacco and violet notes with some liquorice too. Tannins are fine grained and grippy. Long finish with the fruit lingering.

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