Fontaleoni Chianti Colli Senesi 2019
A traditional blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo. Maceration on the skins takes place over 10-15 days in a combo of steel and cement vats followed by 8 months in steel tanks. That line of energy and sparkle that you see across the whole range at Fontaleoni shines here bringing a wonderful crunch.
Tried this with some waygu oyster blade cook on griddle. Yum & yum, stacks of personality and attention grabbing complexity. Not sure if I can remember a better priced Chianti Colli Sensi than this one. A great alternative for Pinot & Nebbiolo lovers that scream$ buy me, try me! TC
The 2019 Chianti Colli Senesi is a fresh, fruity red to drink now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherry fruit and floral notes are nicely lifted in this mid-weight, perfumed Chianti Colli Senesi. Best of all, the 2019 is a terrific value. ANTONIO GALLONI
The Finer Details
Variety - Sangiovese, Canaiolo
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Sub Region - Chianti Colli Senesi
Alc. Content - 13
Std Drinks (Approx.) - 7
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml
Now in the hands of brother and sister team Matteo and Simona, it's very hard not to love what they have done with a little help from consultant Paolo Caciorgna in taking this estate to top echelons of the region. This quality-focused estate has worked tirelessly to improve all aspects of production. This small grower has squarely moved against the grain of the bigger quantity over quality establishments by doing all the right things and the praise from the press and punters is proof of that.
The vineyards planted on the verdant green hills that surround their family home are tended by hand and the yields kept low enough that it should make many of their neighbours blush. There is a strong move towards organic production spear-headed by Matteo and Simona with minimal sulphur additions, organic-based fertilizers and no herbicides.
These are beautiful wines that speak of their vineyards and equally the family style of digestibility and ease of consumption. Excitingly the latest and future shipments have also been secured with screwcap- just another positive from this wonderful producer.