The Fontodi Chianti Classico has established itself as a benchmark wine for the Chianti region and is one of the purest expressions of Sangiovese we have tasted so far. Delicious fruit and an elegant style make it the perfect choice for pretty much any occasion.
From a commanding hill, in the heart of Chianti Classico, Fontodi owners Franco Bernabei and Giovanni Manetti can survey the region with a justifiable satisfaction of being, not just at the summit of their local ...Learn more
“April's frost resulted in less productive vines. Giovanni Manetti saw this as an advantage in the drought-like conditions of summer. He explains that with fewer grapes, the vines suffered less stress and were able to continue ripening without shutting down. Initial scents of baked clay and dry earth make way for mint blossom and cherry. Clingy, muscular tannins wrap around dusty fruit with nuances of rust and cinnamon poking through and the acidity is remarkably racy and ripe.”
“It is hard to express just how much I admire this estate and its wines. Organically farmed and more ecologically aware than legions of wineries around the world, let alone in Tuscany, Giovanni Manetti’s beloved Fontodi consists of 80 hectares of pristine vineyards and they are situated in the prime ‘conca d’oro’ of Panzano. This 2010 vintage is the finest I can remember in 25 years of following this estate and I urge you to buy it ... This is model Chianti – regal, layered, brooding and composed. The aroma alone transports me to the vineyards in a moment. This wine has a decade ahead of it but you must secure your stock today. It is the finest £20 Tuscan red on the shelves this season.”
“Deep, fragrant fruit, with earthy vineyard warmth, elegance and grip...”
“100% Sangiovese, fermented in stainless steel and matured for 24 months in French oak barriques. This is one of Tuscany's under-the-radar wines, as Giovanni Manetti treats this classico as a riserva in all but name. A cool, elegant, built-to-last style, which has all the hallmarks of great claret.”