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Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2005

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*19pts - Julia Harding MW for jancisrobinson.com* *94pts - Wine Spectator, 2015* Few properties in Tuscany are as immaculately tended, or produce such metticulously made wines, as Fontodi. The Manetti family has owned the estate since 1968 and has worked with winemaker Franco Bernabei since 1979. A new cellar was installed for the 1998 vintage. All the fermentation tanks are equipped for pneumatic punching down of he cap and the increase in colour, extraction and flavour of the resulting wines is remarkable. Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Half Bottles 2005 is deep gold in colour with an elegant and complex nose, including aromas of dried fruits, apricots, dates and almonds. On the palate it is sweet, rounded and silky with a long, refreshing finish. 'Seductively rich and raisined, more like a PX on the nose but with much better acidity. Prune juice with lemon juice. Unspittable, liquid raisins but with the freshness of intensely reduced Seville orange. Outstanding.' - Julia Harding MW for jancisrobinson.com 'Pungent aromas and flavors of dried fig, date, molasses and brown butter are the hallmarks of this concentrated yet ethereal dessert wine. Bracing acidity keeps this fresh and defined, while the aftertaste evokes salted caramel, lemon and cinnamon elements. Drink now through 2020. 125 cases made.' - 94pts - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator 2015

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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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*19pts - Julia Harding MW for jancisrobinson.com* *94pts - Wine Spectator, 2015* Few properties in Tuscany are as immaculately tended, or produce such metticulously made wines, as Fontodi. The Manetti family has owned the estate since 1968 and has worked with winemaker Franco Bernabei since 1979. A new cellar was installed for the 1998 vintage. All the fermentation tanks are equipped for pneumatic punching down of he cap and the increase in colour, extraction and flavour of the resulting wines is remarkable. Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Half Bottles 2005 is deep gold in colour with an elegant and complex nose, including aromas of dried fruits, apricots, dates and almonds. On the palate it is sweet, rounded and silky with a long, refreshing finish. 'Seductively rich and raisined, more like a PX on the nose but with much better acidity. Prune juice with lemon juice. Unspittable, liquid raisins but with the freshness of intensely reduced Seville orange. Outstanding.' - Julia Harding MW for jancisrobinson.com 'Pungent aromas and flavors of dried fig, date, molasses and brown butter are the hallmarks of this concentrated yet ethereal dessert wine. Bracing acidity keeps this fresh and defined, while the aftertaste evokes salted caramel, lemon and cinnamon elements. Drink now through 2020. 125 cases made.' - 94pts - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator 2015

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