2011 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere, Barolo DOCG

2011 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere, Barolo DOCG

2012 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT, Tuscany

2012 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT, Tuscany

2011 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT, Tuscany

A$165.00
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SKU
FFDPCTV11
97

The 2011 Flaccianello della Pieve is 100% Sangiovese aged 24 months in new French oak and two months in large oak cask. I’m not sure how Fontodi does it, but this edition of Flaccianello is simply beautiful. It is a seamless expression with lingering tones of red cherry, coffee, spice, truffle and red rose that flow harmoniously into unison. In the mouth, the wine shows great opulence and textural richness that is pushed forward by the stylistic softness of the tannins and the wine’s inner freshness. Pretty menthol tones appear on the finish. Drink: now-2030.

95 pts - Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

Deep, dark red colour with a tinge of purple remaining. The bouquet is deep, dense and savoury, with earthy, sousbois, woodsy profundities. The wine is massively proportioned. The tannins are cheek-sucking and the wine is only just starting to show signs of softening and mellowing. There is more oak here than in the Vigna del Sorbo, but it's in balance with the substantial body weight, extract and tannins of the wine. It should age long-term and reward patient cellaring. 31 OCT 2015
97 points - Huon Hooke
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Product/Service Sold Out Yes
En Primeur No
New Arrivals No
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country Italy
Region Tuscany/Toscana
Varietals Sangiovese
Vintage 2011
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 97
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