Cosimo Commisso spills the details on another sublime wine, this one from the rustic, Florence-based winery Fontodi
Located in Florence, Italy, Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. While the Manettis are also known for crafting “terrecotte” tiles, their savvy in the vineyard is unparalleled.
I’m particularly fond of the Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Vigna del Sorbo” 2012, which Antoni Galloni awarded an incredible 98 points, stating it “is one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted at Fontodi. Period.” A bold claim, but with reason: the wine is sublime, and I highly recommend adding it to your personal collection. The Vigna del Sorbo 2012 truly is a work of art, which a wine should be, taking tasters by surprise with its careful balance of bright gentleness and vivid power. Giving off hints of sweet rose petal, mint and lavender, the Vigna del Sorbo 2012 is comprised of 100% Sangiovese fruit from vines that are over four decades old.