2019 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Methusalem BIO
The Fontodi 'Flaccianello della Pieve' is vinified from 100% Sangiovese, these grapes come from the oldest plots of the winery and have undergone a strict selection. There are 6,000 vines per hectare, which are cared for using the Guyot pruning method. The wine was fermented in stainless steel, with the process proceeding naturally without the addition of foreign yeasts. The malolactic fermentation took place in barriques. For the aging, which took 18 months, new barriques made of Allier and Troncais oak were chosen. A fresh and penetrating wine. The aromas of various dark fruits increase the longer the wine has been allowed to air. A great length, warm and clean with a nice balance. Nice potential. The Flaccianello has a ruby red color with intense fruity aromas of plums and cherries, violets and vanilla. Full and juicy taste thanks to the soft tannins. The finish is complex with impressions of cocoa, tobacco and fruit.
Famous wine critics such as Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni stumble over superlatives to describe this Flaccianello della Pieve. And they are right, because it is an impressive wine that effortlessly meets all criteria of balance, length, intensity and complexity. Temptingly rich in many flavours, velvety on the tongue but never too heavy. Every sip makes you want more and that's exactly what Manetti and his team had in mind with this masterful creation. Not many bottles are made each year and demand is high, so don't miss the chance to own this iconic wine from Chianti. It can easily ripen for decades, if you can hold back and want to delay the right moment of opening. This is a beautiful Methusalem of 6 liters so even tastier. Only a handful of these were made.
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The Azienda Agricola Fontodi is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, south of the town of Panzano. This region has been famous for viticulture for centuries, thanks to the unique combination of elevated cultivation areas, lime and loam soil, lots of sun hours and the fantastic microclimate: warm and dry and with a big difference between day and night temperature.
Fontodi has been in the possession of the Manetti family since 1968, who is advised by the renowned oenologist Franco Bernabei. The Fontodi winery now has an organic certificate and is 130 ha. large, of which about 70 are planted with grapes. In the center of the winery grows the Sangiovese, which Giovanni and Marco Manetti have developed to breathtaking perfection. There are also French grape varieties such as Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Just like so many big names at the top of wine growing, Fontodi has applied the fruitful combination between organic cultivation and the most modern cellar technology and has therefore become one of the most sustainable wineries in Tuscany. To date, Fontodi wines have brought in 19 times the coveted three glasses of the Italian wine bible Gambero Rosso. Fontodi is undisputedly one of the 10 best wineries in Tuscany! In the last 17 editions of the Gambero Rosso it has received a score of 'Tre Bicchieri' no less than 13 times. The highest possible.
|Available as of||Dec 19, 2022|
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2024|
|James Suckling rating||96|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch|