Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo 2010

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SKU 28561

750ml

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All Fontodi wines are produced from grapes coming from their own vineyards, picked by hand, chosen with care and vinified in a way that exalts the character of the vines and the territory. Vigna del Sorbo with south-west exposure with 30 years old vines. Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks. Ageing in Troncais and Allier barrels 50% new for 24 months.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Fontodi
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo is a timeless expression that embraces all the canons of great winemaking. This vineyard-designate expression (Sangiovese and a small part of Cabernet Sauvignon are planted here) boasts a delicately floral side in 2010 with dried violets and blue flower that gracefully lift the bouquet. Beyond the floral tones are shadings of cassis, wet earth, anisette and tobacco. Like the other wines of Fontodi, Vigna del Sorbo shows an ethereal side and inner elegance that is impossible to repeat elsewhere. It's sure to develop bottle complexity over the years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.

Monica Larner, August 2013
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThe 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo is impressive. The overtness of the year is nicely balanced by the inherent freshness and acidity of Sangiovese. Hints of tobacco, cedar, licorice and spices are layered into the insistent finish. This is a terrific showing. I very much like the energy, length and focus of the fruit. I can't wait to see how this develops over the coming years. The Vigna del Sorbo is a bit overlooked in the Fontodi stable, but it is often striking, especially after a few years in bottle. This historic vineyard is planted to 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sorbo has an element of freshness that the Flaccianello doesn't have. I will not be surprised if over time it enjoys a more gradual and finessed evolution in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.

Bruce Sanderson, October 15, 2013
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastMade with organic grapes, this riserva offers very ripe plum and black-cherry notes layered with pepper, vanilla and coffee accents. While the fruit is delicious, it's very ripe tasting and has a bit of warmth to the palate and on the finish.

Kerin O'Keefe, October 1, 2013