Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese

9.1160 ratings
9.136 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
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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

A big wine for 2010. Super complex.

A big wine for 2010. Super complex.

Apr 4th, 2018
Jessica Henson

This is what I always want when I order a chianti Classico riserva! Perfection!

This is what I always want when I order a chianti Classico riserva! Perfection!

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2015
Zachery Groseclose

Old World Specialist B-21 Wines

9.3

Coming together beautifully

Coming together beautifully

Aug 23rd, 2016
Matt

To me this represents what a great Sangiovese should be. Bright sour cherry fruit, black violets, dusty tannin, slightly sharp acid, leather, sanguine, peppercorn, tea. There's some great tertiaries starting to show up like savory mushrooms, leather, tobacco leaf, anise, beef blood. Lots of underlying mineral character throughout. To me its showing well with enough edge from the acid to still let you know your drinking sangio. Has plenty of time still.

To me this represents what a great Sangiovese should be. Bright sour cherry fruit, black violets, dusty tannin, slightly sharp acid, leather, sanguine, peppercorn, tea. There's some great tertiaries starting to show up like savory mushrooms, leather, tobacco leaf, anise, beef blood. Lots of underlying mineral character throughout. To me its showing well with enough edge from the acid to still let you know your drinking sangio. Has plenty of time still.

Jul 10th, 2016
Zachery Groseclose

Old World Specialist B-21 Wines

10

Now I get Fontodi.

Now I get Fontodi.

Sep 12th, 2015
@mtpete

Young

Young

Aug 8th, 2015
mattswineworld

Proper tannins to this: if all Chianti tasted like this, the reputation of the region would be much higher.

Proper tannins to this: if all Chianti tasted like this, the reputation of the region would be much higher.

Jun 15th, 2015
Sean Calder

Blogger Vinifico! The Original Vancouver Wine Blog

8.9

Seductive ripe dark fruit with some food-friendly tannins to finish things off.

Seductive ripe dark fruit with some food-friendly tannins to finish things off.

Apr 20th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.4

Thursday night pork, morel risotto & Chianti! This Panzano powerhouse is structured and bone dry- perfect for rich food or cellaring. I so much prefer this to Brunello!

Thursday night pork, morel risotto & Chianti! This Panzano powerhouse is structured and bone dry- perfect for rich food or cellaring. I so much prefer this to Brunello!

Apr 18th, 2015