An elegantly structured old world style Chianti that always over delivers. Fermented on indigenous yeasts and then into French oak for 18 months. There is richness here but it is definitely not overweight and it's balanced by bright acidity. On the palate you will find wild raspberries, spice, sour cherries and some liquorice.
Savour with roast lamb or Tuscan style sausages and polenta.
Varietal / Blend: Sangiovese
Farming Practices: Organic
Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. The family has been associated for centuries with another activity typical of the Chianti region, the production of its famous “terrecotte” tiles. And it is in the name of this strong link with the territory and a great passion for quality that the estate has moved successfully towards an ever more attentive cultivation of the vineyards and a more profound knowledge of the potential of Sangiovese in the zone of Panzano.
Fontodi is a certified organic estate which extends over 130 hectares of which about 70 are planted with vines. The type of agriculture practised is inspired by the principles of respect of nature and sustainability.
Not only are no chemical products used but there is an effort to maximize the internal resources of the estate, thereby reducing the need for any external input. Respecting the environment means wines that are better, purer, and a truer expression of the grape and the territory.