When talking about Sangiovese, there are three clones that really set the standards and every one produces a different style of wine. Brunello di Montalcino uses Brunello clones whereas Vino Nobile di Montepulciano uses the Prugnolo clone. This particular wine is of the Sangioveto clone used to make Chianti Classico.
The producer, Fontodi, is located precisely in the heart of Chianti Classico, making luscious wonderful reds year after year. This 100% Sangiovese made from its certified organic estate is fresh with plum, cherry and mint leading to spice notes on the finish. If you can constrain yourself, cellaring it 2-10 more years would be worth the wait. Culinary pairings are versatile from pizza Margarita to veal chops and steak—a delicious Chianti deserving a spot at any dinner table.
Rating: Excellent (93) | $116 | 13.5% ABV