2006 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve
Sangiovese - 750ML
  • JS 99
  • WA 97
  • WS 96
  • IWC 94

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JS 99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
This is an incredible wine. It shows aromas of violets, berries, and licorice that show fresh porcini mushrooms as well. It’s full and very balanced with fresh acidity and wonderful length. Fabulous. Give it time still... This is an incredible wine. It shows aromas of violets, berries, and licorice that show fresh porcini mushrooms as well. It’s full and very balanced with fresh acidity and wonderful length. Fabulous. Give it time still, if you can hold yourself back from drinking it.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2006 Flaccianello della Pieve is monumental as it has been since the very beginning. Smoke black cherries plums incense licorice and tar are some of the many notes that burst from the glass in this powerful wine. The... The 2006 Flaccianello della Pieve is monumental as it has been since the very beginning. Smoke black cherries plums incense licorice and tar are some of the many notes that burst from the glass in this powerful wine. The 2006 has fruit and structure to burn. It is going to be an absolutely fabulous wine to follow over the coming years but patience is key. A huge explosive finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036. This complete vertical of Fontodi's flagship 100% Sangiovese Flaccianello was yet another of the remarkable tastings of my recent trip to Tuscany. Flaccianello is an interesting wine because the quality level that is the norm today only really starts around 2001. Prior to that the wines were very good and sometimes even better than that but not profound. In 2001 proprietor Giovanni Manetti made the decision to focus on his estate's best fruit rather than making Flaccianello as a single-vineyard wine. Since then Flaccianello has routinely been among the most exciting wines in Tuscany... -Antonio Galloni
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
Complex nose of flowers, red fruits, woodsy elements and spice. This is beginning to hit it's stride, very classy, harmonious and supple, with firm tannins now becoming integrated. Very intense and very long.—Non-blind... Complex nose of flowers, red fruits, woodsy elements and spice. This is beginning to hit it's stride, very classy, harmonious and supple, with firm tannins now becoming integrated. Very intense and very long.—Non-blind Flaccianello vertical (July 2014). Best from 2016 through 2028. 5,000 cases made. –BS
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2010
(100% sangiovese; 15% alcohol) Good full ruby-red. Initially reticent nose hints at flint and herbs, then becomes sweeter with air, displaying ripe red cherry and dark plum aromas. Dense, pure and rich on entry, with... (100% sangiovese; 15% alcohol) Good full ruby-red. Initially reticent nose hints at flint and herbs, then becomes sweeter with air, displaying ripe red cherry and dark plum aromas. Dense, pure and rich on entry, with highly focused, very pure flavors of minerals, red cherry, dark plum and black pepper. Finishes very long, with bright acidity giving this the wine a slightly austere quality. A very impressive sangiovese that offers a gorgeous seamless quality and huge depth. You'll be enjoying this for another 25 years easily. - Ian D'Agata
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2006
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

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.