2014 DINO, Fontodi. Tuscany, Italy
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: Fontodi is in Panzano, a small village in the very centre of Chianti Classico, the beautiful rolling hills between Florence and Siena. Fontodi's vineyards are all in the prime area, the 'Conca d'Oro' (golden shell).
Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese. Vinified and matured in terracotta amphorae for 9 months on the skins, and then 6 more months; with no sulphur additions.
Producer: Giovanni Manetti's family have owned the estate since 1969, investing the money made from their terracotta factory nearby. Everything Giovanni does is meticulously planned to ensure the highest possible quality - rarely have I met such a professional operator (in the best possible sense) in the wine world. All his vineyards are now organic and he is doing trials with biodynamics.
Old Bridge Rating: Giovanni has proved he can make the best Chianti Classico and 'Super Tuscans' in the region. Now he has turned his mind to 'natural wine'. And sure enough this is one of the most convincing examples that we have tried. Retains the wild, raw, aromatic drive, but without picking up any dirtiness or excessive earthiness.
£36.00 per bottle
£34.20 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£32.40 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles