Fontodi 'Vigna Del Sorbo' Chianti Gran Selezione 2013

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Monica Larner
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Antonio Galloni
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James Suckling
SKU
FVCG201310 UCAU
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It is impossible to exaggerate my enthusiasm for this set of new releases from Giovanni Manetti's venerable Fontodi. - Monica Larner
It is impossible to exaggerate my enthusiasm for this set of new releases from Giovanni Manetti's venerable Fontodi. - Monica Larner

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Monica Larner

A wine like this gives you a visceral rush of excitement. The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo speaks to your most profound instincts and awakens a sudden and tangible taste of Tuscany. If you've ever visited Panzano in Chianti, you will be immediately transported there thanks to this fabulous wine. Vigna del Sorbo (100% Sangiovese aged in new and neutral barrique for two years) is authentic and focused with tart berry flavors surrounded by spice, truffle and rose petal. It offers a deep and lasting sense of richness.

97+ / 100

Antonio Galloni

The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo possesses off-the-charts richness and textural intensity. Beams of tannin give the wine its shape, but they are nearly buried by the sheer depth of the fruit. Readers should expect a dark, virile Vigna del Sorbo that is likely to develop at a glacial pace. The 2013 was reticent last year and is even more so this year.

96 / 100

James Suckling

A succulent Chianti Classico showing dried-fruit and cedar character. Full, chewy and very long with a juicy finish. So structured. Pure sangiovese from Fontodi's best vineyard and aged 24 months in wood. Serious. Better in 2020. One of the best wines ever from Vigna del Sorbo.