Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

A perfect Chianti Classico from Fontodi in an excellent vintage 2016. The wine has a great depth with silky smooth tannins. Classic Sangiovese notes of leather and tobacco follows the juicy red cherries, blackberries and plum. Very enjoyable now and will get more complex with some ageing, if you can wait!

Drink now - 2030

Details
Type: Red Producer: Fontodi Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG Vintage: 2016 Grape: 100% Sangiovese Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 14% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

 

(31,33€ / Liter)


Awards and Reviews

Silver - Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
94 points Wine Spectator
„A sleek, black cherry– and blackberry-infused red, coupled with a steely, vibrant structure. Linear and tense, featuring an energetic finish. Tobacco, graphite and macchia notes add depth as this unwinds on the long finish. Best from 2022 through 2045. “
94 points Antonio Galloni
„The 2016 Chianti Classico Fontodi brings together all the elements that make the Fontodi wines so unique, but with an extra kick of freshness and aromatic intensity that is the result of a year with notable diurnal shifts during the growing season. Dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice and menthol develop in the glass, but it is the wine's extraordinary balance and sheer appeal that stand out most. In time, 2016 may very well become the new benchmark for Fontodi's Chianti Classico. The 2016 is flat-out delicious. That's pretty much all there is to it.“
93 points Decanter
„Giovanni Manetti has been managing his family's property since 1979. From the start he has been pushing the quality of the region forward and, as the new President of the Chianti Classico consortium, he continues to do so. Though not claimed as such, Fontodi's annata could technically be a Riserva and the 2016 is particularly spectacular. Still nascent, it's stunningly fragrant with scents of smoke, anise, dark red cherry and violet. Ample yet graceful tannins cling to the palate with succulent fruit to balance. It remains light on its feet, with a lift of liquorice on the long finish.“
92+ points Wine Advocate
Fontodi's 2016 Chianti Classico is an expertly administered and measured wine that shows bright fruit intensity backed by Sangiovese's characteristic acidity, primary freshness and integrated structure. This wine is perfectly engineered to pair with Tuscan dishes such as pappardelle ribbon pasta with rabbit or wild boar ragù. The wine will not only cleanse the palate from those flavors, but it will enhance the savory flavors.