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Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva "Vigna del Sorbo" 2018 - 1.5 Litre

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“While all eyes are on Flaccianello, it is the Vigna del Sorbo that we are most anxious to taste. The IWM signature and prized single vineyard expression is the pinnacle expression of Chianti Classico Riserva. Once again tasting the wine side by side with the Flaccianello, it is the Vigna del Sorbo that is more vibrant, you really get cooler and fresher fruit, with more earthy elements, more tea-like and herbal notes. With aeration the fruit gains weight and presence, and you can expect to find subtle nuances of black cherry, plum, violets, graphite, even a touch of smoke, baked earth, and blood orange add to the profile. The 2018 is more classic and understated than some previous vintages, and you can expect the signature structure of high acidity with firm, gripping tannins. This is a wine that undoubtedly calls for some airtime and Bistecca alla Fiorentina from Dario Cecchini. In fact, we tasted the wine over four hours and there is a dramatic transformation in the glass, the tannins drop off and the fruit gains volume. It is always difficult choosing between the two, and there is no doubt that Flaccianello is the denser and silkier expression of in this vintage, showcasing more blue fruit and lavender. However, it is the Vigna del Sorbo that is the more serious wine for this team. This transporting wine simply screams Tuscany and is a benchmark for Sangiovese and is a pinnacle expression of what Gran Selezione should be. We recommend buying the outstanding Chianti Classico now while the Sorbo ages.”  -   Christopher Deas       

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