What the Critics say
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
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.