Fontodi Estate lies in the heart of the Panzano district in Chianti Classico. The property is affectionately called the "Conco d'Oro" (the golden shell) because of its amphitheater shape. All farming is organic viticulture.
The Flaccainello is selected from the best parcels on the property. Fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, then aged in French oak barrels and casks for 24 months.
There is an inherent elegance to these wines as they age and improve. We almost wonder what would happen if Burgundians planted Sangiovese. Of course, when Fontodi wines are young, they need some serious decanting, but they are hard to resist at any age with a nice Florentine steak, or hearty bolognese.
96 points, James Suckling
94 points, Vinous.com
Fontodi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico precisely 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. A genuine and characteristc “Terroir”, famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clayschist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate – warm and dry with a marked difference in day and night-time temperatures