Fontella Chianti (750ml)
Fontella is a wine made by Casa Girelli. Founded in the late Nineteenth century, Casa Girelli is a historic Italian company that has made the art of winemaking its vocation and today possesses a wide portfolio of quality wines from different regions of Italy and exports its products in over 50 countries. Fontella is part of a larger wine portfolio, known as Ethica Wines.
Ruby red, with a typical Chianti nose, smooth, medium-bodied palate, with an attractive lingering finish. Pair with rustic, traditional red-sauce pasta dishes, a variety of pizza, and a number of lighter, chicken dishes.
Made from a blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes, they’re de-stemmed and soft crushed with fermentation taking place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 77 F (25°C), and lasts around 12 days. Frequent remontage occurs throughout fermentation in order to extract color and achieve soft tannins. Malolactic fermentation is carried out. The juice is left in contact with the skins for 8-10 days. The wine is aged for three months in large Slavonian oak barrels.
Casa Girelli selects the grapes from specific vineyards in the Chianti region. With the utmost attention to detail, they create some of the best values you can find. Fontella Chianti is a traditional blend of Sangiovese, with some Cannaiolo blended in. Classic Chianti aromas of cherry, leather and spice. The palate reveals more savoury notes, refreshing acidity and bright fruit. The finish lasts almost as long as it is taking Manny Machado and Bryce Harper to make a decision.