2018 Fontodi Classico Filetta di Lamole
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2018 Fontodi Classico Filetta di Lamole
  • JS 95
  • VN 92
  • WA 91
  • WS 91
  • DC 90

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Reg: $49.94

$44.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Oct. 2022

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, August 2021
Complex aromas of sweet berries, tobacco and mushrooms with some floral undertones. Full-bodied with very tight, polished tannins and cedar, mahogany and dark fruit on the finish. Lots of transparent fruit at the end...   Complex aromas of sweet berries, tobacco and mushrooms with some floral undertones. Full-bodied with very tight, polished tannins and cedar, mahogany and dark fruit on the finish. Lots of transparent fruit at the end. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.  
VN 92
Vinous, September 2021
The 2018 Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole is pliant and super-expressive. In this vintage, the Lamole has a touch more textural richness than in the past, which is quite inviting. Dark cherry, plum, spice and lavender...   The 2018 Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole is pliant and super-expressive. In this vintage, the Lamole has a touch more textural richness than in the past, which is quite inviting. Dark cherry, plum, spice and lavender build into silky, perfumed finish. The 2018 spent 18 months in cask. It's a gorgeous effort from the Manetti family. -- Antonio Galloni  
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2021
Within the Fontodi portfolio, this wine is the outlier, and it should be considered as such. The organic 2018 Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole sources its fruit from a cooler growing site that is very different from the...   Within the Fontodi portfolio, this wine is the outlier, and it should be considered as such. The organic 2018 Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole sources its fruit from a cooler growing site that is very different from the sun-drenched basin known as the Conca d'Oro in Panzano. Vineyards in Lamole are perched at a higher elevation, at a breezy 600 meters above sea level, and the soils see a greater presence of sandstone. This wine shows lots of brightness and resonance over a snappy, lean-bodied style. The bouquet delivers blue flower, wild cherry and rose. It ages in large oak casks for two years. - Monica Larner  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, October 2021
Rich and dense, with grainy tannins supporting the black cherry and plum fruit. Wild herb, tar and earth flavors chime in on the chalky finish. Best from 2023 through 2032. – BS
DC 90
Decanter, March 2011
Despite being only seven kilometres from Fontodi’s vineyards in Panzano, new estate holdings in the lofty reaches of Lamole ripen a full three weeks later. The two sites are vinified and bottled separably, and the Filetta...   Despite being only seven kilometres from Fontodi’s vineyards in Panzano, new estate holdings in the lofty reaches of Lamole ripen a full three weeks later. The two sites are vinified and bottled separably, and the Filetta di Lamole is much finer in frame. Nonetheless, the 2018 sports a plumpness of fruit with surprisingly easy-going acidity and soft, velvety tannins making it accessible now. Florals, broom and dry, dusty earth atop summer berries are all very enticing.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Appellation Classico
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

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.