1999 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve
Sangiovese - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • WS 90

$159.94

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$159.94

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
Two of Flaccianello's two most successful vintages are 1999 and 1997, although these two wines show very different personalities. The 1999 Flaccianello della Pieve is the more elegant and fine-tuned of the two, with... Two of Flaccianello's two most successful vintages are 1999 and 1997, although these two wines show very different personalities. The 1999 Flaccianello della Pieve is the more elegant and fine-tuned of the two, with increased emphasis on pressed violets, polished mineral nuances, wild berries and black currant. The wine shows tight, streamlined elegance and an impeccable integration. This wine exudes a profound sense of balance that seems more evident as the years go on. Fruit in 1999 saw a long growing season and conditions were excellent for slow ripening, something that Sangiovese loves. Bright freshness implies that this wine has the natural engineering for many more years of cellar aging. I give this vintage a longer drinking window than 1997. - Monica Larner
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2002
Fascinating aromas of berries fresh mushrooms and beef. Medium- to full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a lovely finish. Gorgeous. Best after 2004. 4500 cases made.
JJB 93
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, September 2010
Brick-laden garnet hue with a nose of burnished dried cherry star anise and black pepper. The palate is well intergrated with a similar cherry spectrum infused with dried cranberry worked leather and olive tapenade. The... Brick-laden garnet hue with a nose of burnished dried cherry star anise and black pepper. The palate is well intergrated with a similar cherry spectrum infused with dried cranberry worked leather and olive tapenade. The bright acidity keeps the whole package together from entry to finish. The wood influence has harmonized beautifully with the delicate fruit making for a pleasurable experience and displaying how handsomely a single-vineyard sangiovese can perform when properly cellared. This wine would taste divine with a veal chop with porcini mushrooms.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 1999

Label

Flaccianello della Pieve is 100% Sangiovese from a selection of the best vineyards in the Colli Toscania Centrale IGT region. At the modern, gravity-fed winery, the juice ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks. The wine ages in Troncais and Allier (French) oak barrels for 24 months.

Winery

Fontodi

Fontodi is a certified-organic estate in Tuscany that has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. The property extends over 130 hectares, 70 planted with vines. The estate’s guiding principle is respect of nature and sustainability letting them produce wines that are better, purer, and a truer expression of the grape and the territory.