Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016


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98 points James Suckling
"This is always an entrancing Gran Selezione and the 2016 shows dried raspberries, boysenberries, vanilla and brambleberries. Full-bodied and tightly wound with eye-catching minerality. The acidity sharpens out the exuberant red fruit perfectly. Incredible length and drinkability. Is this better even than the great 2015? I think so. From organically grown grapes. Drink in 2023." (4/2019)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is another benchmark wine from Tuscany that shows the incredible potential of this iconic vintage. This beautiful single-vineyard Sangiovese reveals a graceful side with dark fruit intensity, cherry, plum, fresh violets and tilled earth. Tar, tobacco and licorice appear as delicate background tones, giving more volume and texture to the wine's sensorial impact. Vigna del Sorbo shows its own precise identity that is fiercely faithful to Sangiovese, but that also pushes the boundaries to go beyond our highest expectations of the grape in terms of color, concentration, aromatic complexity and staying power. That's the Panzano magic in a nutshell.(ML)" (7/2019)

Appellation: Chainti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

Vineyards: Vigna del Sorbo with south-west exposure with 40 years old vines

Fermentation and maceration: In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks

Ageing: In Troncais and Allier barrels 50% new for 24 months