Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018
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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.
What does Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018 taste like?
leather, earthy, mushroom
cherry, raspberry, red fruit
oak, tobacco, vanilla
apple, green apple, pear
blackberry, plum, dark fruit
pepper, licorice, cinnamon
toast, almond, nutty
citrus, lemon, orange
cheese, cream, oil
tomato, grass, rhubarb
raisin, fig, prune
violet, lavender, potpourri
Food Pairing with Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018
Winemaker of Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018
Nestled between the enchanting cities of Siena and Florence, the Chianti Classico DOCG is the heart and soul of the Chianti wine region, boasting a history that dates back centuries. Its origins can be traced to the 18th century when Grand Duke Cosimo III de Medici carefully delineated its boundaries. Over time, this region has evolved into a symbol of Italian winemaking excellence. Its diverse terroir, characterized by varying altitudes, microclimates, and soil profiles, lends its wines a unique character. At the core of Chianti Classico wines is the Sangiovese grape, which constitutes a minimum of 80% of the blend, showcasing the region's unwavering commitment to tradition.
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