- Fontodi Vin Santo 2001 (375ml) Product #23109 (In Stock)
Fontodi always makes one of Tuscany's very best Vin Santo wines, and the 2001 may be the best yet. Proprietor Giovanni Manetti makes Vin Santo for the family and releases just a little to the market. Nutty and complex, a perfect wine to drink cool after dinner (or before!).
"Tea leaves, prunes, burnt sugar, figs and spice cake are some of the nuances that emerge from Fontodi’s 2001 Vin Santo, a wine that walks a line between the fresher and more exotic expressions of this famous Tuscan dessert wine. The finish is long and creamy. There is gorgeous weight here, but the wine comes across as well balanced and not excessively heavy or ponderous. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016."Wine Advocate 92 points
- Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Toscana 2008 Product #25046 (In Stock)
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Fontodi was already one of Chianti’s most outstanding producers, but was frustrated by the region’s regulations that required Chianti to contain inferior grapes blended with the estate’s great Sangiovese. The family crated Flaccianello as a “super-Tuscan’ in 1981 to show the world how great a 100% Sangiovese, oak-aged, wine could be. One of the first all-Sangiovese super-Tuscans, and still among the best wines in all of Tuscany.
“The pureness of fruit is so intense here. It’s also so clean and beautiful. The wine shows fabulous aromas of flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. It’s full-bodied, with chocolate, licorice, and plums. The texture is very velvety. This is a wine in near perfect proportions.” James Suckling 97 Points.