2018 Fontodi 'Flaccianello' Tuscany

$154.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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We’re giddy with anticipation for the arrival of yet another near perfect stunner from Fontodi. Early reviews from James Suckling promise at least 97-Points for a wine he calls “Greatness in the making,” noting, “Incredible depth and power to this with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins.” It’ll be tough to resist enjoying it early, but age promises to reward the patient so, just to be on the safe side, better order more than one.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Chianti Classico
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sangiovese
SKU #:
1046620
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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The 2018 Flaccianello della Pieve is another stellar wine from Fontodi. It is the richest Flaccianello ever made (in terms of dry extract), with elevated acidity that trails the 2016 by just a touch, but it does not taste like that at all. Dark cherry, violet, lavender, spice, mocha and graphite build with a bit of time in the glass. Like the Sorbo, the 2018 Flaccianello is not a wine of size, as in most previous years, but rather a wine that exudes vibrancy, energy and class from start to finish. I absolutely loved it.