Daily Wine 8/30/17:
Fontodi – Chianti Classico DOCG – 2014
- This wine is 100% Sangiovese from the vastly stylistically diverse wine region of Chianti Classico DOCG in Tuscany of Italy.
- This wine comes from the Greve in Chianti subzone. Greve in Chianti has more albarese soils than galestro. Galestro is highly friable clay schist that gives Sangiovese more density and creates a bolder wine. Albarese is composed of limestone and hardened marl stone which gives Sangiovese more acidity and floral tones.
- A third main soil type in the region is known as Arenaria or Macigno. This is sandstone rock that provides softness and high-toned aromatics.
- The Panzano vineyard of Greve in Chianti is composed of all three and provides great balance to the elements stated above. It also receives a lot of sun and the fruit gets ripe to overripe.
- Fontodi has been owned by the Manetti family since 1968 and owns 130 hectares of land with 70 hectares planted to vines.
- About 170,000 bottles of this wine are produced annually.
- Aging takes place in French barrique for 18 months and fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats.
- Pair this with wild boar.