2011 Fontodi Flaccianello 750mL

Sku 158794
  • Country Italy
  • Producer Fontodi Estate Winery
  • Size 750 Ml
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Vintage 2011
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
  1. 97 Wine Spectator Notes

    Beautiful deep ruby with incredible richness in aroma--blackberry, blueberry and plum--tempered by sweet spice from the oak. This offers mouth filling lushness, intense fruit, terrific balance and harmony, with a long, complex finish. Best from 2017 through 2032. - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

  2. 94 Wine Advocate Notes

    The 2011 and 2012 vintages are close cousins, with the 2011 Flaccianello della Pieve appearing a bit softer and plumper around the midsection. This was a notoriously warm vintage that saw sugar and phenolic ripeness shoot up very quickly at the end of the growing season. Indeed, this wine produces a noticeable level of sweetness on the finish, all surrounded by jammy flavors of cherry confit and blackberry marmalade. My observation is that this 2011 vintage feels more overtly ripe, whereas the 2012 vintage is able to hide some of its ripeness within the general fleshiness and succulence of the fruit. Giovanni Manetti says that 2011 resulted in some dried berries on the clusters that had to be removed by hand on the sorting table. This problem did not occur in 2012. - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

  3. 94 Vinous Notes

    Violets, crushed flowers, licorice, cloves and menthol wrap around the palate in the 2011 Flaccianello. A soft, seamless wine, the 2011 retains gorgeous freshness within the context of the year. Today, the Flaccianello is more expressive than the Sorbo, but it was also bottled two months earlier. This is another wine with off the charts levels of both polyphenols and acidity. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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