Fontodi

The Manetti family has owned Fontodi since 1969, but has been in Chianti for centuries - though they have always made wine, their primary business is still the production of Chianti’s finest terracotta at their factory in Ferrone.

The same attention to detail that makes them the best producers of terracotta has been brought to bear on Fontodi over the past 40 years, and has transformed a Giovanni Manetti has run the property since 1980, building a new cellar in 1998 and ensuring that the wines are as meticulously made as the vineyards and cellar are immaculately tended.

Giovanni’s 80 hectares of vineyard, 90% of which are Sangiovese, are situated in the prime "conca d’oro" (golden shell) of Panzano, giving wines of supreme elegance, intensity and longevity. The south facing vineyards and their natural amphitheatre shape allows the grapes to ripen fully. Soils here allow for excellent drainage, encouraging the vines to put down deep roots.

Giovanni has converted to organic viticulture in the past six years, and is now following biodynamic principles in order to obtain the best quality fruit. In the winery, his approach is similarly non-interventionist (very low toast oak, for example) in order to ensure that the quality of the fruit is preserved in the finished wine.

 
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95 James Suckling
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015
Deep ruby red in colour, with perfumes of sour cherry and plums with notes of leather and tobacco. Great depth of flavour, with juicy fruit and supple tannins, giving the wine a…
Chianti Classico 2015
32,00 €
Italy
92 Wine Spectator
Fontodi Syrah Case Via 2009
Fontodi Syrah Case Via 2009
A deep, dark, intensely-coloured wine that opens on the nose with concentrated aromas of cherry, dark plums and a touch of spice. The palate is structured and…
Syrah Case Via 2009
50,90 €
Italy
97 Decanter
Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
Dark ruby red in colour, this wine opens with aromas of dark black fruits, blackberry and victoria plum and notes of blackcurrant tart from the Cabernet. The powerful, full-bodied structure…
Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
73,90 €
Italy
98 Vinous (Antonio Galloni)
Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2015
Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2015
25th place on the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012 !
Flaccianello della Pieve 2015
99,00 €