Fontodi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico precisely in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano and is called the “Conca d’Oro” (the golden shell) because of its amphitheatre shape. A genuine and characteristc “Terroir”, famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clayschist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate – warm and dry with a marked difference in day and night-time temperatures.
The wine is fermented and macerated for nine months in terracotta amphoras. At the end of fermentation the wine is kept in amphoras for another six months before bottling.
The 2014 Dino is bold, powerful and pungent. In this vintage, the Dino has more of an overt amphora character, especially in its aromatics. Bright red stone fruit and floral notes struggle to emerge from a sheen of reduction. It will be interesting to see where the 2014 goes in time. Today, the 2014 tastes like a sample straight from amphora. This Is a remarkably translucent weightless striking, totally finessed Sangiovese.
90+ Points - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com