Flaccianello della Pieve IGT

Fontodi

Pronunciation
FLACH-ah-nello dell-ah Pyev-EH
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Fontodi
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Franco Bernabei

Overview

One of Tuscany's standard bearers of pure Sangiovese expression. In an ever widening trend many producers look to their indigenous varietals for purity. Flaccianello has long been a top 100% Sangiovese wine. It is made with the top selection of fruit from the estate's best vineyards.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese
Vinification
Fermentation occurred in temperature controlled s s tanks for 18 days. Cap punched down twice a day. Wine is racked into oak for spontaneous malo.
Aging
In French oak barriques (Allier) for 18 months before bottle conditioning.
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Deep purple.
| Aroma
This wine has perfumes of cherry and leather well-integrated with a hint of vanilla.
| Taste
Excellent structure with characteristically ripe, but well balanced tannins, it has flavours of spiced black cherry and toasty new oak on the palate.
| Serving Suggestions
With wild boar, or sirloin, ragu on pappardelle, leg of lamb with pan roasted root vegetables, aged pecorino cheese with chestnut honey.

Flaccianello della Pieve IGT

Suggested Retail:
$132.00
CSPC#:
703365
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator - October 2008 - James Suckling - 94 points

Shows complex and subtle aromas of blackberry, black licorice and cedar, with just a hint of dried spices. Full-bodied, with a wonderful concentration of fruit, chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and layered. Sangiovese. Best after 2012.