TUSCANY, ITALY 2018
Fontodi is the benchmark producer within Tuscany, and under proprietor Giovanni Manetti, the wines continue to reach new levels of magnificence. The ethereal 100% Sangiovese Flaccianello della Pieve is on the shortlist of the most sought-after and collectible Italian wines, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer our new allocation to you first, along with the single-vineyard Gran Selezione ‘Vigna del Sorbo’ and extraordinary value Chianti Classico. Manetti, the newly elected president of the appellation’s Consorzio, reports “the 2018 harvest will lead to a five-star vintage for Chianti Classico wines...the vintage will be characterised by ‘harmony’” (Decanter). The extraordinary vintage coupled with Manetti’s meticulous vineyard management has produced another lineup of remarkable Fontodi wines. The 2018 Flaccianello is rich and layered, with lively acidity and a gorgeous profile of dark cherry, fresh herbs, and baking space, while ‘Vigna del Sorbo’ and the flagship Chianti Classico offer a taste of Fontodi’s expertise and phenomenal terroir for a bargain. Today’s deal is a no-brainer for serious Italian wine collectors.
James Suckling claims “the 2018 vintage for Tuscany appears to be an excellent year for balanced and structured reds with beautifully fresh and fruity center palates as well as a linear line of tannins and acidity.” Today’s lineup of 2018 releases displays this review with precision, and one again solidifies Fontodi’s reputation as one of the greatest producers in Italy. The opulent Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo are built to age, and will reward those who have the patience to do so; and though the velvety textured Chianti Classico is enjoyable now, even this sub-$40 wine will continue to evolve over the next 5-10 years. Don’t delay in securing your bottles with limited-time Concierge pricing!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in DE, IL, KY, LA, MO, NM, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.