Fontodi

+39 055 852005 via San Leolino 89
Panzano in Chianti, 50020
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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 – Description from JelaDragoljevic

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

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  • The term Super Tuscan was born a controversy some 40 years ago. The controversy ... ... Pinot Noir wines such as Fontodi’s Case Via Pinot Nero. Over the years, the term Super Tuscans has become so applicable to many wines in Tuscany that it has lost a lot of its meaning. Like in the rest of the world, modern winemaking techniques have been adop... Read More

    From the article The True Genesis of Super Tuscan Wine


  • Fontodi Chianti Classico 2010

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    Garnet Red, and amazing again. Viva Fontodi, -William @ Barolo Ristorante. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Another in my series of reports focusing on the wines I was able to sample at ... do not like. 75pts 2011 Fontodi Chianti Classico $30 100% Sangiovese Tea and tobacco emerge on the nose followed by extracted, heavy carob laced aromas of roasted fruit.  Big, powerful, and  inelegant in the mouth, this is all chunky and showing rich, roasted fru... Read More

    From the article Cracking the Chianti Code


  • Fontodi Chianti Classico 2011

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    100% Sangiovese Tea and tobacco emerge on the nose followed by extracted, heavy carob laced aromas of roasted fruit. Big, powerful, and inelegant in the mouth, this is all chunky and showing rich, roasted fruit with harsh tannins. Raw, unbalanced and surprisingly bad. tasted twice with similar results. 70pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fontodi Chianti Classico 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Had some neighbors over Friday for an Italian themed potluck. Good thing I have ... these modern times as a 2008 Fontodi Chianti Classico outshined the '10 Monsanto CC Riserva. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian Wine Dinner


  • Tomorrow I will write about wines that, while fabulous, you have only a slim ... from Tre Bicchieri 2010 Fontodi Flaccianello What a youthful wine but already showing remarkable  finesse, power, clarity and freshness. This is going to be fabulous in a couple of years and will warrant a score in the mid to high 90s. 2009 Boscarelli Vino Nobile ... Read More

    From the article Introducing 2010 Tuscany


  • Fontodi Flaccianello 2010

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    Wine review by mark


  • Fontodi Flaccianello 2010

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    What a youthful wine but already showing remarkable finesse, power, clarity and freshness. This is going to be fabulous in a couple of years and will warrant a score in the mid to high 90s. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve 2006

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    Wine review by mark


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