Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: October 27, 2020 (JS-94)
A rich, layered CC with intense cherry and flower character, as well as orange peel. Full-bodied with firm, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
Source: August 2020 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 13th Aug 2020, (RP-91)
The Fontodi 2017 Chianti Classico gives the impression of being slightly mature or advanced, even now straight out of the gate. The hot and dry vintage has shaped aromas of candied cherry, dried plum, rum raisin, white chocolate and a dusty note of wet chalk. The wine is quite beautiful in terms of mouthfeel, with well-integrated alcohol and tannins that close without sharpness or astringency. This dark and sultry Sangiovese shows moderate fruit, focused mostly on dark blackberry and dried cherry. I would recommend a near-term drinking window for this pleasantly rich and accessible wine.
Drink Date: 2020 – 2026
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Vineyards: Various vineyards within the property
Density: 3.500 and 6.000 vines per hectar
Training system: Guyot
Fermentation and maceration: In temperature-controlled tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 2 weeks
Ageing: In Troncais and Allier barrels for 18 months
Average production in bottles: 170.000