Fontodi

Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.2101 ratings
9.314 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
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Bassel Sommelier

Tough vintage, closed at first, but then opens up with a bouquet of berries, but very high alcohol level, 15%

Tough vintage, closed at first, but then opens up with a bouquet of berries, but very high alcohol level, 15%

Jul 4th, 2019
Daron Watson

Fontodi’s 2012 Vigna del Sorbo #ChiantiClassico #GranSelezione is all that ~ night one deep and dark with herbs, roots and barks for tea dominating the flavors ~ dark fruits popping a bit more when paired with sausage pasta ~ night two more red fruits emerging especially when paired w steak and truffle fries 😉

Fontodi’s 2012 Vigna del Sorbo #ChiantiClassico #GranSelezione is all that ~ night one deep and dark with herbs, roots and barks for tea dominating the flavors ~ dark fruits popping a bit more when paired with sausage pasta ~ night two more red fruits emerging especially when paired w steak and truffle fries 😉

Nov 20th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Winery is located in the heart of Chianti Classico in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano and is called the "Conca d’Oro" (the golden shell) because of its amphitheatre shape. Aromas of dried fruits and oak notes from 24 months of aging. On the palate sweet cherry flavors with tobacco and floral tones. Fine dusty tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with earthy mineral character. Pricy but one of the best I’ve tasted.

Winery is located in the heart of Chianti Classico in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano and is called the "Conca d’Oro" (the golden shell) because of its amphitheatre shape. Aromas of dried fruits and oak notes from 24 months of aging. On the palate sweet cherry flavors with tobacco and floral tones. Fine dusty tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with earthy mineral character. Pricy but one of the best I’ve tasted.

Apr 24th, 2018
Kevin Cahoon

This is a "wow" wine. The fruit is lovely with notes of black cherry and cassis accented by brown spice tones. The tannins are superb wit lovely cherry and cherry pit flavors. Great Sangiovese austerity with mineral and fruit on the finish. This is mature but will keep.

This is a "wow" wine. The fruit is lovely with notes of black cherry and cassis accented by brown spice tones. The tannins are superb wit lovely cherry and cherry pit flavors. Great Sangiovese austerity with mineral and fruit on the finish. This is mature but will keep.

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2016
Riccardo L.

Maybe the best Chianti I've ever tried. Maybe Its maybelline. But at $68 per bottle, it BETTER be the best Chianti I've ever tried.

Maybe the best Chianti I've ever tried. Maybe Its maybelline. But at $68 per bottle, it BETTER be the best Chianti I've ever tried.

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2015
Eric Guido

The nose was rich with depths of red fruits, yet there was a bright and lifting quality to the fruit which added alluring contrasts. Cherry, crushed strawberry, minerals and hints of spice wafted up from the glass. On the palate, I found wild berry fruit with hints of herbs and cedar, as a wave of acidity pulsed across the senses. The finish showed tremendous length along with imposing structure, yet the fruit remained rich, intense and ever-present. The 2012 Fontodi VdS is now 100% Sangiovese, and it has firmly found its place as one of the top wines of the region.

The nose was rich with depths of red fruits, yet there was a bright and lifting quality to the fruit which added alluring contrasts. Cherry, crushed strawberry, minerals and hints of spice wafted up from the glass. On the palate, I found wild berry fruit with hints of herbs and cedar, as a wave of acidity pulsed across the senses. The finish showed tremendous length along with imposing structure, yet the fruit remained rich, intense and ever-present. The 2012 Fontodi VdS is now 100% Sangiovese, and it has firmly found its place as one of the top wines of the region.

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.3

Built to last. #morrellstafeducation

Built to last. #morrellstafeducation

Oct 13th, 2015
Ethan Karas

Good...but not sure good enough to justify price compared to normal Fontodi Chianti.

Good...but not sure good enough to justify price compared to normal Fontodi Chianti.

Feb 2nd, 2021
Joe DAscoli

One of the last vintages with 10% cab in it and was real funky. Tasted disjointed and maybe needs air and a better pairing than taco night. Stuck it in the ETO and going to try again tomorrow.

One of the last vintages with 10% cab in it and was real funky. Tasted disjointed and maybe needs air and a better pairing than taco night. Stuck it in the ETO and going to try again tomorrow.

Oct 8th, 2020