Fontella Chianti

Fontella Chianti

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • One of the best value’s we have seen coming out of Chianti for the past few years!
  • Thanks to its acidity, it is a perfect match with rich, fatty dishes.

Varietal Composition: Mostly Sangiovese with a little Canaiolo

Elaboration: The grapes are de-stemmed and soft crushed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperatures for around 8-10 days. Frequent remontage occurs throughout fermentation in order to extract color and achieve soft tannins. Malolactic fermentation is carried out. The juice is left in contact with the skins for 15 days then three month of aging in large Slavonian oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Ruby red in color with notes of cherries and spice rounded out with purple flowers. This wine is medium bodied with attractive lingering finish.

PRESS

2015 – 90 James Suckling

2016 – 91 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Fontella Chianti producer, Casa Girelli, is an historic Italian company founded by a family from Verona in the late 1800s. From one generation to the next, the business of vintners and winemakers took the family to Trento, where they established their existing company in 1966. After the Second World War, Casa Girelli started increasing its production by seeking the best vineyards in Italy and travelling the world to explore new markets.

Print rated Shelf Talker (2016 – 91 James Suckling)