Giovanni Manetti has been managing his family's property since 1979. From the start he has been pushing the quality of the region forward and, as the new President of the Chianti Classico consortium, he continues to do so. Though not claimed as such, Fontodi's annata could technically be a Riserva and the 2016 is particularly spectacular. Still nascent, it's stunningly fragrant with scents of smoke, anise, dark red cherry and violet. Ample yet graceful tannins cling to the palate with succulent fruit to balance. It remains light on its feet, with a lift of liquorice on the long finish.
Size: 750 mL ABV 14.5
Suggested food pairings: Cured Meat, Red Meat
Suggested cheese pairings: Asiago, Cheddar, Gouda, Manchego, Parmesan, Pecorino