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Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo 2008


SKU 15018


All Fontodi wines are produced from grapes coming from their own vineyards, picked by hand, chosen with care and vinified in a way that exalts the character of the vines and the territory. Vigna del Sorbo with south-west exposure with 30 years old vines. Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks. Ageing in Troncais and Allier barrels 50% new for 24 months.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Fontodi
  • js94

James SucklingLots of blueberry and vanilla character in this rich and balanced Chianti Classico. Full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Try it in 2012 to let it come together more in the bottle. This single vineyard Chianti Classico Riserva from Fontodi is always a killer.

July 11, 2011
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo is beautiful in this vintage. It shows gorgeous mid-palate depth and pliancy, with wonderful richness in its sweet dark fruit, smoke, licorice and grilled herbs. The 10% Cabernet Sauvignon works particularly well in this vintage, as it seems to give the wine a measure of depth and delineation that is less obvious in the Flaccianello. Higher toned floral notes add lift on the finish. The Vigna del Sorbo is a touch restrained in 2008, as are most wines, yet it shows fabulous balance and tons of personality. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.

Antonio Galloni, August 2011
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorVery polished, with sweet spices accenting the cherry and black currant notes. Turns firm and lean, with dry tannins taking over on the finish. Rich and dense, so be patient. Best from 2013 through 2020. 1,600 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, December 31, 2011

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