“A maniacal attention to detail in both the vineyards and cellar sets Fontodi apart as one of Italy’s most inspired producers.”
– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. The family has been associated for centuries with another activity typical of the Chianti region, the production of its famous “terrecotte” tiles. And it is in the name of this strong link with the territory and a great passion for quality that the estate has moved successfully towards an ever more attentive cultivation of the vineyards and a more profound knowledge of the potential of Sangiovese in the zone of Panzano.
Although Fontodi is best known for their 100% Sangiovese Flaccianello – one of Italy’s most revered and coveted wines – over the years it is the estate’s Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo that has built the more distinguished track record.
"Everyone has a favorite vineyard or two. Giovanni Manetti’s Vigna del Sorbo (8.64 hectares) is one of mine. I'm simply never tired of gazing over the gnarly old vines planted on a gentle slope of Panzano, in one of the most beautiful corners of Tuscany." - Antonio Galloni