2014 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve
Sangiovese - 1.5L
  • VN 96
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • WS 94
  • DC 94
  • JS 93

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Reg: $259.94

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VN 96
Vinous, January 2018
The 2014 Flaccianello della Pieve will probably drink well a bit earlier than the Vigna del Sorbo, as it has more midpalate creaminess, softer contours and a slightly more immediate personality. Even so, the translucent... The 2014 Flaccianello della Pieve will probably drink well a bit earlier than the Vigna del Sorbo, as it has more midpalate creaminess, softer contours and a slightly more immediate personality. Even so, the translucent finesse of the vintage is very much in evidence. A rush of black cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice, chocolate and spice infuses the sweet, creamy finish. The 2014 spent 18 months in oak (less than was once the norm), 80% of it new. -- Antonio Galloni
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
As we know, this was not an easy vintage. But Fontodi has a strong track record when it comes to turning out excellent wines, especially in the cold and soggy vintages such as this. The 2014 Flaccianello della Pieve is... As we know, this was not an easy vintage. But Fontodi has a strong track record when it comes to turning out excellent wines, especially in the cold and soggy vintages such as this. The 2014 Flaccianello della Pieve is definitely thinner and more compact than the recent past editions that were largely driven by much warmer growing conditions and thicker concentration. This wine is instead ethereal and almost fragile with aromas that veer toward forest berry, wild cherry and rose hip. Giovanni Manetti says this challenging vintage gave Fontodi a chance to prove its mettle. The 2014 vintage aged in oak a bit longer than usual in order to give the wine more time to flesh out and gain in volume. Yields were down considerably in 2014, and there is 30% less Flaccianello in this vintage compared to average. What saves the day is the wine's fresh acidity. It acts like a glue, connecting all the various parts of this wine and infusing them tightly together to form a complete and compelling whole.- ML
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, March 2018
Balancing structure and finesse, this full-bodied red delivers aromas and flavors of black-skinned berry, licorice, exotic spice and raspberry compote. Tightly knit, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity provide the... Balancing structure and finesse, this full-bodied red delivers aromas and flavors of black-skinned berry, licorice, exotic spice and raspberry compote. Tightly knit, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity provide the age-worthy backbone. Drink 2020–2024. Cellar Selection.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, October 2017
Well-marked by toasty, vanilla-scented oak, this red boasts a core of cherry, floral, tobacco and graphite flavors. Pure and intense, with fine harmony and an aftertaste that echoes fruit and a smoky, minerally element... Well-marked by toasty, vanilla-scented oak, this red boasts a core of cherry, floral, tobacco and graphite flavors. Pure and intense, with fine harmony and an aftertaste that echoes fruit and a smoky, minerally element. Terrific length. Sangiovese. Best from 2021 through 2040. 3,500 cases made. — BS
DC 94
Decanter, October 2018
2014 was a notoriously challenging vintage characterised by an atypically cool, rainy summer. Fortunately September dried up, leading to a harvest well into October. Manetti compares it to a child that needed constant... 2014 was a notoriously challenging vintage characterised by an atypically cool, rainy summer. Fortunately September dried up, leading to a harvest well into October. Manetti compares it to a child that needed constant attention. The wine is charming and fresh with green tea, tobacco and lavender notes. It's finer and leaner than its siblings, without lacking concentration. Tangy acidity and vibrant red cherry fruit carry the finish, and while it may not go the distance of other recent vintages, it merits a place in the savvy collector's cellar and will offer plenty of pleasure for the next decade or so. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/italy/tuscany/fontodi-flaccianello-della-pieve-colli-della-toscana-25190#7yiGyRViUpwOi7rH.99
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, August 2017
This is an excellent 2014 with beautiful linear fruit and silky, firm tannins. Full body, tight and bright. A lot of new wood showing now but should come around nicely. Drink in 2019.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2014

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.