Fontodi - Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT 'Dino' 2015
Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. The family has been associated for centuries with another activity typical of the Chianti region, the production of its famous “terrecotte” tiles. And it is in the name of this strong link with the territory and a great passion for quality that the estate has moved successfully towards an ever more attentive cultivation of the vineyards and a more profound knowledge of the potential of Sangiovese in the zone of Panzano.
Fontodi is a certified organic estate which extends over 130 hectares of which about 70 are planted with vines. The type of agriculture practiced is inspired by the principles of respect of nature and sustainability. Not only are no chemical products used but there is an effort to maximize the internal resources of the estate, thereby reducing the need for any external input. Respecting the environment means wines that are better, purer, and a truer expression of the grape and the territory.
In 2013 Giovanni Manetti selected a parcel of his vineyard which he thought to be the most expressive and pure of his holdings. The grapes were fermented with natural yeasts and the wine was then aged 100% in clay Amphora which the Manetti family produced themselves using the surrounding Tuscan earth. The results are nothing short of magical. To see a producer who seduced the world with his dark and brooding Chianti of the past suddenly make such radical changes and succeed is inspiring to say the least. Yet the truly inspiring experience is what we find in the bottle. The Fontodi Dino is a wine for the true Italophile."
Appellation: Colli Toscana Centrale
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