Le Fonti, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (50cl), 2006

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Le Fonti, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (50cl), 2006

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

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Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£28.50
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£28.50

Information
Grape Varietes: Trebbiano, Malvasia Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: Paolo Caciorgna - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102553 Alcohol: 15%
Estate Notes

Le Fonti's Vin Santo is a classic Tuscan sweet wine style, for which the fruit is dried on mats in the winter before being pressed and fermented when the yeast dies off. 2006 was an excellent vintage.

Le Fonti was bought in the mid 1950s by the Imberti family and the current owners, Franca and Ferdinando also manage a business in Milan but actively follow the work at the estate. They have invested heavily and replanted solely with Sangiovese in the 1990s, and in their search for excellence they appointed young agronomist, Lorenzo Bernini and employ the famed and talented oenologist Paolo Caciorgna.

Reviews

Glorious incense-like spice and toasted almond; baked apple, candied citrus peel, Corinth raisin and fresh apricot fruit aromas with underlying minerality. Great concentration and richness, with depth, dimension and balance, and amazingly fresh intensity in the finish.