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Fontodi Flaccianello Della Peive 2004

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RP 96, WS 95

Region: Italy

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Winery: Fontodi
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Fontodi:
The name Fontodi comes from the Latin "Fons- odi" and dates back to Roman times since when vines have been cultivated in this region. Additionally sixteenth century documents providing evidence of vinification on the holdings and farm of "Case Via" have recently been found. From the beginning of the nineteen hundreds the wines of Fontodi have been exported all over the world, receiving many awa... Read more
The name Fontodi comes from the Latin "Fons- odi" and dates back to Roman times since when vines have been cultivated in this region. Additionally sixteenth century documents providing evidence of vinification on the holdings and farm of "Case Via" have recently been found. From the beginning of the nineteen hundreds the wines of Fontodi have been exported all over the world, receiving many awards for their quality at important exhibitions. The Manetti family, who originate from the Chianti region, have been devoted to the production of traditional terracotta for over three centuries. In 1968 the family brought Fontodi and ever since has endeavoured to improve methods of production and to acquire new sites Read less
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External Reviews for Fontodi Flaccianello Della Peive

External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2005 03/15/2012

93 Points "The 2005 Flacianello (100% Sangiovese) is a pretty, perfumed effort. This restrained Flaccianello offers plenty of pure, vibrant fruit intermingled with red cherries, spices, smoke and sweet toasted oak. It possesses superb clarity and depth, with beautifully integrated tannins, although clearly it isn't made in the same style as the powerhouse 2004. Still, the wine shows notable class and elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022." Wine Advocate , #177 Jun 2008, Antonio Galloni 94 Points "Shows complex and subtle aromas of blackberry, black licorice and cedar, with just a hint of dried spices. Full-bodied, with a wonderful concentration of fruit, chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and layered. Sangiovese. Best after 2012. 3,000 cases made." Wine Spectator, Oct 15, 2008, James Suckling


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

96 Points "Manetti's 2004 Flaccianello della Pieve (100% Sangiovese aged in 100% new oak) is simply stunning. Fresh and vibrant, it offers compelling aromatics and endless layers of fruit that develop in the glass, with superb length on the palate and gorgeous overall balance. Although it is still holding back much today, make no mistake about it, Flaccianello is one of Italy's blue-chip wines and the 2004 is a profound vintage for this wine. In order to enjoy its full range of expression readers will have to wait at least another five years after which it will provide memorable drinking to age 25, perhaps longer. A recent bottle of the 1982 was still full of life when tasted a few months ago. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029." Wine Advocate, #171 Jun 2007, Antonio Galloni 95 Points "Gorgeous aromas of blackberry, light toasty oak, cream and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Wonderful. Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 4,000 cases made." Wine Spectator, Oct 31, 2007, James Suckling



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