Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Fontodi 2015

Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Fontodi 2015

This great Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. (Riserva) is produced in the heart of Tuscany by one of the best companies in the region. It has a full, fine bouquet with a hint of sweet violets, and a particularly mellow and velvety body.
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TypeRed Wines
Wine zoneChianti
Appellation or VineChianti Classico D.O.C.G.
CompositionSangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcoholic Content15
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeBordeaux Grand Cru
This Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. (Riserva) has its origins in the very careful selection of the best grapes of the Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, grown in the Vigna del Sorbo vineyard, which is owned by the company. These are accurately made into wine, which is matured in small casks, which come from France, and refined in bottles for quite some time. The finished product has a ruby colour with a grainy tendency. It has a full, fine bouquet with a hint of sweet violets, and it tastes well-balanced, dry and flavoursome with a particularly mellow and velvety body.

The producer

The Fontodi estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico production area, or more precisely, in the valley that begins south of Panzano, an area known as "Conca D'oro", or "The Golden Bowl", for the position of the land, which is largely given over to wine-making. It is not by chance that Fontodi wines were already famous at the beginning of the twentieth century, as numerous honours at several international wine meetings attest. The Fontodi estate has been run by the Manetti family since 1968. For many centuries the family had been dedicated to another activity that is typical of the Chianti production area, the manufacture of terracotta paving stones. It has been with a full awareness of the strong ties to the land that in recent years the company has dedicated itself to rediscovering from the origin the identity the Chianti Classico wines. The wines produced have a perfect combination of well-judged balance and complexity. This combination comes from both the adoption of appropriate methods of cultivation and more modern wine-making techniques. The research focused in particular on the Sangiovese species of grapevine, with a brief to express the vine's remarkable potential in the context of the specific conditions at Panzano. In many respects, this is potential that had never before been fully explored. The result of this careful and complex work is a strain of very high quality Chianti Classico wines, as well as the introduction of wines such as Flaccianello della Pieve and Vigna del Sorbo.

Best with

This wine is excellent with Florentine tripe, salami, Florentine steak, roast game, and hard, mature cheese.

How to serve it

The wine should be served at 18 degrees centigrade in clear, transparent crystal goblets.

How to keep

If kept well, this wine has an average conservation period of four to five years. The bottles should be laid horizontally in a cool, dark, humid wine-cellar.


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