Fontodi Chianti Classico 2013
It’s always worthwhile to check in on the classics. Fontodi are to Tuscany as Vietti is to Piedmont: remarkably consistent upper echelon quality across all their bottlings and from vintage to vintage. Both wineries have been unfairly called modernists by some. I don’t agree. Fontodi and Vietti are classicists who believe in constant improvement, investment, technology and research. The results are clear.
This is an ‘entry level’ bottling and every year it outshines many much more expensive Sangioveses. The 2013 is particularly good and I love that Fontodi turned the cooler vintage into fresh elegance coupled with the rich purity of the sangiovese fruit that makes it up. You can expect a lot of cherry fruit and rose petals with a touch of sandalwood and savory minerality in the finish. The grapes are farmed biodynamically, and the vineyards located in Panzano.
This vintage again confirms Fontodi deserves its status and this wine belongs in your ‘go to’ list for its amazing value and versatility with food.
Excellent and Highly Recommended Value
$33 + tax at the BCLDB