Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2016 1.5L - SPIRITED Wines
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Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2016 1.5L
SKU: 60694

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2016

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Wine Advocate
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“Fontodi’s 2016 Flaccianello della Pieve is a masterpiece! It ended up in a blind flight next to the $ 450 bottle 2016 Masseto, and as beautiful as that Merlot-based wine is, this Flaccianello paints an even more beautiful portrait of a perfect Tuscan landscape, thanks to that Sangiovese typicity. This vintage shows amazing depth and poise, with a sheer sense of elegance that comes from the undisputed quality of fruit achieved in this balanced vintage. The bouquet opens to dark cherry, blue flower and tilled earth. The tannins are precise, and the wine offers profound pedigree and persistence that is driven by the evident acidity. That depth is what stands out most. This 2016 vintage includes a small part from clay amphorae for the first time…resulting in an even more elegant and finessed wine.”

Robert Parker
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“The 2016 Flaccianello della Pieve is off the charts! Fresh, vibrant and explosive, with tremendous overall intensity, this 2016 possesses magnificent richness, with sumptuous fruit purity and simply unreal balance. Creamy, silky tannins add to the wine's sophistication and overall polish. The 2016 is dark, inky and powerful, but not at all heavy. Giovanni Manetti gave the 2016 vintage 18 months in French oak, followed by 6 months in cask. In a word: STUNNING! Don't miss it! "The 2016 vintage will go down as one of THE great all-time vintages in Tuscany... Stylistically, the 2016s remind me of the outstanding 2004s, but with more fruit and overall depth. The best wines will age gracefully for years, and in some cases, decades...Plateau of maturity: 2022 through 2040.”

Antonio Galloni