Fontella Chianti (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Country

    Italy

  • Size

    750ml

  • Food Pairing

    Pasta DishesPizzaPoultry

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Sub-Region

    Chianti Classico

  • Grape

    Sangiovese

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.  

Tasting Notes

The wine is ruby red, with a typical Chianti nose, smooth, medium-bodied palate, bright red fruit, some fresh herbal character and pleasant balanced finish. 

Method

A traditional blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo from selected vineyards in the Chianti DOCG area.  The grapes are de-stemmed and soft crushed.  Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks 25°C for about 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. Three months aging in large Slavonian oak barrels.

Our Thoughts

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.

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$18.00

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