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Fontodi Chianti Classico 2019

$43.95
14.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2019
  • WS 93
  • WE 94
  • DEC 93
  • JS 93
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  • DEC 92
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    Fontodi Chianti Classico 2019, skillfully crafted by esteemed winemaker Giovanni Manetti, embodies the essence of the hills of Chianti, radiating an exquisite blend of elegance and purity that characterizes this renowned Italian winery. Priced at an approachable ~$40, this wine captivates with its lush, dark fruit flavors and an alluring Italian allure that defines the Fontodi Chianti Classico. The bouquet unfolds with generous aromatics of black cherry, plum, and lavender, complemented by nuances of dried herbs and graphite, leading to a meticulously precise palate featuring subtle notes of underbrush and leather.

    Earning critical acclaim, Wine Spectator bestows 93 points, lauding the wine’s pure expressions of cherry, raspberry, violet, and mineral, accompanied by a firm structure and an invigorating persistence that extends the fruit, tobacco, and mineral elements into a compelling finish. Wine Enthusiast, awarding 94 points, highlights delicate aromas of scorched earth, truffle, and mocha, enveloping the palate with fleshy plum, orange zest, and baking spice, culminating in a velvety espresso finish supported by supple tannins. Decanter and James Suckling, both awarding 93 points, further emphasize the wine’s pronounced fragrance, vibrant fruit, and floral nuances, delivering a well-proportioned structure underscored by tangy undertones. Fontodi Chianti Classico 2019 stands as a testament to the Manetti family’s dedication to producing wines that epitomize the artistry and excellence synonymous with the Chianti Classico terroir.

    5 reviews for Fontodi Chianti Classico 2019

    1. WS

      This succulent red is hallmarked by very pure expressions of cherry, raspberry, violet and mineral. Firmly built, with energy and a persistence that extends the fruit, tobacco and mineral elements on the finish.

    2. WE

      Delicate aromas recalling scorched earth and truffle mingle with mocha and botanical herbs on this 100% Sangiovese. Elegant and enveloping, the supple palate features fleshy plum, orange zest and baking spice before an espresso finish. Soft tannins offer supple support.

    3. DEC

      This benchmark Panzano estate is still in the hands of long-time owner, Giovanni Manetti, but the new generation is very much in evidence: Manetti’s son Bernardo, daughter Margherita and nephew Costa now play fundamental roles as the estate continues to grow. Fontodi’s 2019 is striking and pronounced in fragrance. Liquorice and black cherry are offset by coffee, char and tobacco. Vigorous tannins yield slowly but surely as this makes its way across the palate. Its structure is well-proportioned with the ripe black fruit, substantial but never heavy or imposing, underscored by some tanginess. As always, it soars above its category.

    4. JS

      Sweet berry and cherry aromas with plenty of flowers on the nose and palate. Medium body. Fresh finish. From organically grown grapes. Delicious now.

    5. VIN

      The 2019 Chianti Classico is fresh, vibrant and so expressive. Aromatic and expansive, with terrific nuance, the 2019 is one of the most elegant Chianti Classicos I have tasted at Fontodi. Crushed flowers, red/purplish fruit, spice, lavender and pipe tobacco build into the delineated, vibrant finish.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 93
    Wine Spectator
    This succulent red is hallmarked by very pure expressions of cherry, raspberry, violet and mineral. Firmly built, with energy and a persistence that extends the fruit, tobacco and mineral elements on the finish.
    WE 94
    Wine Enthusiast
    Delicate aromas recalling scorched earth and truffle mingle with mocha and botanical herbs on this 100% Sangiovese. Elegant and enveloping, the supple palate features fleshy plum, orange zest and baking spice before an espresso finish. Soft tannins offer supple support.
    DEC 93
    Decanter
    This benchmark Panzano estate is still in the hands of long-time owner, Giovanni Manetti, but the new generation is very much in evidence: Manetti’s son Bernardo, daughter Margherita and nephew Costa now play fundamental roles as the estate continues to grow. Fontodi’s 2019 is striking and pronounced in fragrance. Liquorice and black cherry are offset by coffee, char and tobacco. Vigorous tannins yield slowly but surely as this makes its way across the palate. Its structure is well-proportioned with the ripe black fruit, substantial but never heavy or imposing, underscored by some tanginess. As always, it soars above its category.
    JS 93
    James Suckling
    Sweet berry and cherry aromas with plenty of flowers on the nose and palate. Medium body. Fresh finish. From organically grown grapes. Delicious now.

    Food Pairing with Fontodi Chianti Classico 2019

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    2018
    • WA 92
    • DEC 92

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