Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2009 Magnum

£99.99

 

Decanter

1st December, 2012

Steven Spurrier

A floral and fragrant wine of terrific verticality and controlled power.

Wine Spectator

15th October, 2012

Bruce Sanderson, 96 points

The first impression of this red is purity and finesse, as black currant, raspberry and violet aromas stay focused and persistant.  An earthy, leather element and mineral notes chime in on the finish, backed by a vibrant structure. 

Wine Spectator

31st October, 2012

Bruce Sanderson

Tuscany's Advantage

Defined by its purity and finesse, the wine boasts black currant, raspberry and violet aromas and flavors accented by earth, leather and mineral elements.... Fresh, focused and complex, this off-dry Vin Santo shows caramel, iodine, walnut and leather notes.  Balanced and harmonious. 

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

30th June, 2012

Antonio Galloni, 94 points

It is impossible to miss the wine’s striking purity and finesse... Firm tannins frame layers of ripe, juicy fruit in this young, extroverted Flaccianello.

TASTING NOTE

Bright, ruby red in colour. The bouquet opens with ripe, dark cherries, violets and plums, complemented by a hint of spice. This wine has great structure and the palate is typically rich and full with the characteristic fine, supple tannins of the vintage. The finish is flavourful and persistent.

 

Flaccianello is made from a selection of the best grapes from the best parts of the Fontodi vineyards.  The soil here is classic ‘galestro’, the schistous clay on which the Sangiovese grape produces its best results. 

The 2009 growing season produced a good crop of healthy grapes without any complications. The Sangiovese harvest began at the end of September through to mid October as usual. Despite a long, hot, dry summer, the wines are elegant and balanced with good acidity levels. Giovanni refers to 2009 as one of the best vintages he has ever made; one of purity, rich and ripe but with fine tannins and great acidity. It was a very healthy vintage with very little being taken out on the sorting tables.

Fermentation and maceration lasted 25 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.  The cap was punched down twice a day during fermentation, which reached a maximum temperature of 30ºC. The wine was then racked into new French oak barriques (Allier and Troncais) where it remained for 24 months before bottling.

14.5% abv
Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2009 Magnum
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