Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva “Vigna del Sorbo”

fontodi chianti classico vigna del sorbo
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Sangiovese
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2014

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”Although Fontodi is best known for their 100% Sangiovese Flaccianello – one of Italy’s most revered and coveted wines over the years it is the estate’s Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo that has built the more distinguished track record. Complete verticals of both wines over the last two years confirmed what has long been an intuition; Vigna del Sorbo is a more consistent performer than Flaccianello, ages better and is a much more finessed, pedigreed wine. Readers who aren’t familiar with Vigna del Sorbo owe it to themselves to check it out what is without question one of the great reds of Italy.”

Antonio Galloni on Fontodi’s Vigna del Sorbo, vinous.com, Feb 2014

 

“It is impossible to exaggerate my enthusiasm for this set of new releases from Giovanni Manetti’s venerable Fontodi. […] These revolutionary wines break all the rules in one of Italy’s most regulated wine regions. Good for Fontodi.”

Monica Larner on Fontodi’s 2013 Vintage, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Dec 2016

 

“A powerful, structured wine, the 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo won’t be ready to drink for a number of years, much less be at its best. In recent years, the Sorbo has been much more forward, but the 2014 is decidedly austere and ungiving. Graphite, smoke, black cherry, plum and licorice notes infuse the dark, mysterious finish.”

95+ points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Jan 2018

 

“I tasted this wine as a preview about eight months ago, and it has fleshed out considerably since then. The 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo impresses for the depth and the intensity of the fruit. The bouquet is shapely and round with dark cherry nuances, blackberry, grilled herb and sweet spice. You also get a lingering moment of strong firmness and power on the close. This wine does the vintage proud.”

94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2017

 

“An elegant version, with a keen edge of tannins underlining the pure cherry, blackberry, leather and earth flavours. Turns more polished with air, finishing up with a hint of bitter almond. Best from 2019 through 2030.”

92 points, Wine Spectator, Oct 2017