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Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018

$43.95
14.50% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2018
  • WA 92
  • DEC 92
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    The 2018 Fontodi Chianti Classico, crafted under the meticulous guidance of winemaker Giovanni Manetti, exudes elegance and purity, reflecting the radiant essence of the Sangiovese wines cultivated in the revered hills of Chianti. With an affordable price point of around $40, this wine captivates with its abundant dark fruit flavors and authentic Italian allure, encapsulating the essence of Fontodi’s esteemed winemaking prowess. Upon pouring, the wine presents a medium dark color, releasing an alluring bouquet of black cherry, plum, lavender, dried herbs, and hints of graphite, leading to a finely nuanced palate adorned with notes of underbrush and leather.

    Receiving 92 points from both Wine Advocate and Decanter, the 2018 Chianti Classico from Fontodi demonstrates a classic interpretation of the denomination, accentuated by its fresh, punchy character and the winery’s commitment to organic practices. With an aging process of 18 months in oak, including six months in French barriques, this wine presents a polished amalgamation of deep, concentrated fruit flavors intertwined with delicate hints of leather, tobacco, and spice, elevating the overall appeal and complexity of the wine. Fontodi’s dedication to showcasing the purest expression of the Sangiovese grape shines through in this remarkable vintage, solidifying its position as a standout example of the Chianti Classico tradition.

    4 reviews for Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018

    1. WA

      The organic 2018 Chianti Classico opens to a medium dark color and delivers a steady succession of bright berry and cherry aromas. This is a fresh and punchy wine that gives us a clean and a classic interpretation of this denomination. This wine, with 150,000 bottles produced, delivers on all the basics of Chianti Classico. It ages in oak for 18 months, with six of those months in French barrique.

    2. DEC

      Always excellent, this 100% Sangiovese finds such elegance in the hands of Fontodi, elevated further by a fantastic vintage. A sudden drop in temperature at harvest lent a sublime concentration to the grapes which shines in the glass with deep color and dark fruit. Polished oak rounds out the appeal, adding aromas of leather, tobacco and spice.

    3. GA

      The usual excellence in this single-varietal Sangiovese that discovers great elegance by Fontodi, being a step ahead thanks to a blessed vintage. The fresh nose displays red cherries and raspberry, with officinal scents from citrus thyme. The mouthfeel is backed by a nice acidity. Salty tannins. Firm and incisive. Persistent.

    4. VIN

      The 2018 Chianti Classico Fontodi marries the natural concentration of Panzano with the greater vibrancy and energy that are such signatures here in recent years. Dark cherry, plum, graphite, leather, licorice and mocha build effortlessly in the glass. Deep and pliant, with superb integrity and purity, the 2018 is a Rockstar wine and a real standout in its peer group, which is not that of all Chianti Classicos, but of the best wines in the entire appellation.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WA 92
    Wine Advocate
    The organic 2018 Chianti Classico opens to a medium dark color and delivers a steady succession of bright berry and cherry aromas. This is a fresh and punchy wine that gives us a clean and a classic interpretation of this denomination. This wine, with 150,000 bottles produced, delivers on all the basics of Chianti Classico. It ages in oak for 18 months, with six of those months in French barrique.
    DEC 92
    Decanter
    Always excellent, this 100% Sangiovese finds such elegance in the hands of Fontodi, elevated further by a fantastic vintage. A sudden drop in temperature at harvest lent a sublime concentration to the grapes which shines in the glass with deep color and dark fruit. Polished oak rounds out the appeal, adding aromas of leather, tobacco and spice.

    What does Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple, green apple, pear

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    toast, almond, nutty

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, orange

    cheese, cream, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato, grass, rhubarb

    raisin, fig, prune

    passion fruit

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, potpourri

    Food Pairing with Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018

    Our wine experts think this Red Wine Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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    • DEC 93
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