FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2015
Fontodi is a wine producer in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. It is known particularly for its Super Tuscan wine, Flaccianello delle Pieve, a full-bodied varietal Sangiovese. The estate is located in the heart of the Classico zone, south of Panzano, in the valley known as the Conca d’Oro, (or golden shell) due to its sun-catching amphitheater shape. The microclimate here is warm and dry with a large diurnal temperature variation to ensure that the grapes reach full maturity without compromising the acidity level. The soils of the 70 hectare (173 acre) vineyard are a combination of chalk, clay and schist. The Flaccianello della Pieve wine comes from a selection of the best plots of Sangiovese, but other varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are also cultivated.
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