Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese

9.0827 ratings
9.1106 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jae Cho

Dang good chianti

Dang good chianti

Aug 6th, 2021
Andrew Lohse

Red and black fruit, sage, thyme, rosemary, cocoa, underbrush, blood, iron. Serious sophistication on the palate—seamless structure and an herbal quality, deeply savory, almost like black tea. Oak worked in flawlessly. More grace than power. Mint, purple flowers

Red and black fruit, sage, thyme, rosemary, cocoa, underbrush, blood, iron. Serious sophistication on the palate—seamless structure and an herbal quality, deeply savory, almost like black tea. Oak worked in flawlessly. More grace than power. Mint, purple flowers

Feb 20th, 2021
Will Stanley

Utterly delicious, the young 2016 Chianti Classico from Fontodi is by far the most memorable wine I’ve had from this region to date.

Sporting a translucent ruby robe, it’s bright, vibrant, with lots of smokey dark cherry, blackberry, and cedar; very pure and with a strong grip of iron.

Very high acidity / tannin. Long, dry, sumptuous finish.

Can’t wait to try this again.

Utterly delicious, the young 2016 Chianti Classico from Fontodi is by far the most memorable wine I’ve had from this region to date.

Sporting a translucent ruby robe, it’s bright, vibrant, with lots of smokey dark cherry, blackberry, and cedar; very pure and with a strong grip of iron.

Very high acidity / tannin. Long, dry, sumptuous finish.

Can’t wait to try this again.

Dec 10th, 2020
Darren Dittrich

Delicious high-toned dark-cherry Chianti Classico with lower oak influence than most, and fewer rustic notes. This producer is on top of their game. Delicious with food. For those who like Nebbiolo, this a M+ tannin (and darker fruit) version of your favorite Barolo. $30 at Costco, great QPR.

Delicious high-toned dark-cherry Chianti Classico with lower oak influence than most, and fewer rustic notes. This producer is on top of their game. Delicious with food. For those who like Nebbiolo, this a M+ tannin (and darker fruit) version of your favorite Barolo. $30 at Costco, great QPR.

Jul 19th, 2020
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.2

Just an outstanding bottle. Solid core of dried cherry and black plum fruit. Showing great balance and nuance, with a softening texture and secondary flavors coming through. Everything you could want in a Chianti Classico normale and drinking brilliantly now. Bravo!

Just an outstanding bottle. Solid core of dried cherry and black plum fruit. Showing great balance and nuance, with a softening texture and secondary flavors coming through. Everything you could want in a Chianti Classico normale and drinking brilliantly now. Bravo!

Jul 2nd, 2020
Eric Guido

The 2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico is an over-performer in every possible way, showing masses of black cherry and raspberry with dusty minerals, hints of cedar and new leather. There’s a cool-toned precision beneath it’s warm vintage fruit, with grippy tannins which quickly firm up the experience, while zesty acids tug at the cheeks. A minute later and I can still feel it’s youthful poise, along with lingering tart berries and hints of spice. #fontodi #chianticlassico #sangiovese #tuscanwine

The 2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico is an over-performer in every possible way, showing masses of black cherry and raspberry with dusty minerals, hints of cedar and new leather. There’s a cool-toned precision beneath it’s warm vintage fruit, with grippy tannins which quickly firm up the experience, while zesty acids tug at the cheeks. A minute later and I can still feel it’s youthful poise, along with lingering tart berries and hints of spice. #fontodi #chianticlassico #sangiovese #tuscanwine

Jun 30th, 2020
Riccardo L.

At its peak, very soft finish. Doesn’t taste like a Chianti usually does. Lacking in the sour cherry. Lacking in length. Still super enjoyable. Smoothness attributed to the organic nature of the wine.

At its peak, very soft finish. Doesn’t taste like a Chianti usually does. Lacking in the sour cherry. Lacking in length. Still super enjoyable. Smoothness attributed to the organic nature of the wine.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Bob McDonald

A good reliable Classico in half bottle to finish off a memorable lunch at Geranium.

A good reliable Classico in half bottle to finish off a memorable lunch at Geranium.

Aug 11th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.1

Just gorgeous. Peaking today, with plenty of dried cherry, tobacco, cedar and underbrush. Simply gorgeous.

Just gorgeous. Peaking today, with plenty of dried cherry, tobacco, cedar and underbrush. Simply gorgeous.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

A big wine for 2010. Super complex.

A big wine for 2010. Super complex.

Apr 4th, 2018