Wine Fontodi, Chianti Classico DOCG, 2012
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Wine of deep ruby red color.
Taste wine deep, generous, with notes of juicy fruit and flexible tannins, giving wine silky, smooth texture. In the aftertaste mineral nuances.
The wine has a seductive aroma, which harmoniously interwoven notes of cherry, plum, leather and tobacco.
Wine will be a wonderful couple with game, roasted red meats, vegetable stews and soft cheeses.
Wine Fontodi, Chianti Classico is made from Sangiovese grapes harvested from its own vineyards Fontodi. All are located at an altitude of 380-400 meters above sea level in the valley of the Conca d'Oro, south of Panzano, and have clay-limestone soil. Chianti Classico wine has always been the epitome of economic philosophy Fontodi. Agriculture preaches only the highest quality Chianti, moreover, that his master is an active member and one of the ideological leaders of the Consortium of Chianti Classico "Gallo Nero". Fontodi wine worthy of highest praise, their quality is achieved through the study and implementation of the most advanced methods of growing grapes and the use of the most advanced technologies in the production of vinification. Wine Chianti Classico, aged 12 months in French oak barrels, has a good storage capacity - up to 10 years.
Fondoti estate situated on a hill in the heart of the historic zone of Chianti Classico. The name "Fontodi" comes from the Latin "Fons-odi", meaning "a place with an abundance of water." The ancient Romans cultivated grapes here. Moreover, it has recently been found documents dating XVI century, proving that even in those days on the farm "Case Via" grapes vinified using special equipment.
Manetti family (owners of farms namesakes Montevertine) several centuries engaged in the production of Tuscan terracotta and pottery. In 1968, they bought a farm in Panzano. In 1998 they completed the construction of one of the first in Tuscany gravitational cellars where the transfusion of wine from one container to another does not use pumps (it is believed that they are able to injure wine) - everything is under the influence of gravity, thanks storey location equipment. Economy "Fontodi" advises oenologist Franco Bernabei.
The total vineyard area is 67 hectares Fontodi. All are located at an altitude of 380-400 meters above sea level in the valley of the Conca d'Oro south of Panzano. In soils dominated by marl, which ensures an excellent drainage and deep penetration of the roots absorb minerals required for the metabolism process. The farm adhere to traditional winemaking techniques and use biological system of growing grapes without the use of chemical fertilizers. The absence of any "chemistry" allows wines to enhance the natural characteristics of the terroir.
The label's flagship, "Supertuscan" wine farm - "Flaccianello della Pieve" is a cross, which is located in the estate Fontodi: this is the oldest found in Tuscany stone crosses that have been preserved from the time of the Crusades.