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1997 FLACCIANELLO, Fontodi. Tuscany, Italy (Magnum)

Bin:  899

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%


Fontodi is in Panzano, a small village in the very centre of Chianti Classico, the beautiful rolling hills between Florence and Siena. Fontodi’s vineyards are all in the prime area, the ‘Conca d’Oro’ (golden shell)

Grape variety:

100% Sangiovese, aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months


Giovanni Manetti’s family have owned the estate since 1969, investing the money made from their terracotta factory nearby. Everything Giovanni does is meticulously planned to ensure the highest possible quality – rarely have I met such a professional operator (in the best possible sense) in the wine world. All his vineyards are now organic and he is doing trials with biodynamics. Flaccianello is their flagship wine, the selection of their best grapes

Maturity potential:

Just coming to perfect maturity, which it will hit in 2011/2 and last for 10 more years

Old Bridge rating:

My favourite “Super Tuscan”. Rare to drink a mature vintage

Food match:

Wild boar and Bistecca Fiorentina come to mind; but this is so rich and juicy that it will be excellent with any red meat


£137.75 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£130.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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