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Fontodi (375ml), 2017, Chianti Classico

Red, Old World, Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Full of dark cherries and blackberries and plenty of body. Ideal with rich stews and roasts and, of course, hard cheeses.

Why we recommend this wine
We first heard of Fontodi from the owners of the River Cafe, London who stated that his wines were their 'house' wines at home. When we had a holiday in Tuscany, the Chianti Classico soon became our 'house' wine too.

The wine
“I loved this 2015, which seems to speak so eloquently of the region and the charms of the Sangiovese grape. Its purity that is so magnificent, plus its balance of ripe but extremely fresh fruit and that tanginess that characterises a fine Chianti Classico. With particularly fine tannins, it lasts and lasts. ” – Janis Robinson. Most critics rate the ’16 as good as the '15; both very good vintages in Tuscany and this wine will need some time to express itself – so open and, preferably, decant about an hour before drinking.

The wine estate
Fontodi, a family owned business, is located in the heart of Chianti Classico in the valley “Conca d’Oro” (the golden shell) which lies south of Panzano. The valley has a distinctive “Terroir”; calcar clay-schist soil, high altitude, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate – warm and dry with a marked difference in day and night-time temperatures. Fontodi is a certified organic estate which extends over 130 hectares of which about 70 are planted with vines.

Food and wine
Full bodied red with plenty of fruit and acidity so a good accompaniment to rich foods – meats with rich fats, hard cheeses.
Refer also to our food and wine pairing guide, click here

Did you know?
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted vine variety. It derives its name from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove" but, until recent dramatic improvements in wine making in Tuscany, was anything but godly wine.

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