Red

2012 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 63

  • ccarter5181 wrote: 90 points

    September 7, 2020 - Very nice Chianti that is drinking well now. Medium full body, dark cherry with nice secondary elements..

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ennike wrote: 92 points

    September 5, 2020 - To my surprise this was really good. In a perfect drinking window now. Soft and mellow fruit but with pleasant acidity to balance it.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Eurojon Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 27, 2020 - I love the CC from Fontodi but this wasn’t my favorite: partly my fault as I paired it with grilled sirloin, and the wine simply didn’t hold up; medium to full-bodied, red fruit and quite tannic still (so def a good food wine for me). This one hadn’t developed the complexity I’ve come to expect from the Fontodi CC. Still, pretty solid, well-made wine - but I’ll pair it with slightly lighter fare next time. Oh, and the wine can probably benefit from another 2-3 years of cellaring.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Lord Rodney wrote: 89 points

    May 10, 2020 - Seemed more fresh than last bottle. Very nice

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jeanda Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 24, 2020 - Nez intense et complexe, sur les herbes séchées, la cerise et les épices. Bouche parfaitement équilibrée, puissante où le boisé est bien intégré. Le 2015 bu récemment était beaucoup plus marqué par le bois, j'imagine que cela se fond dans le temps. C'est complexe et puissant et le prix est imbattable.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Michael Godel
    12/10/2015 (link)

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  • By David Lawrason
    12/3/2015 (link)

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    12/3/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/24/2015 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    9/15/2015 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Chianti Classico 2013 & 2012: The Luck of the Draw (Sep 2015), 9/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Walter Speller
    3/20/2015 (link)

    (Fontodi Chianti Classico Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/11/2015 (link) 93 points

    (Fontodi Chianti Classico) Medium ruby color; aromatic, tart cherry preserves, raspberry puree nose; delicious, lively, tart cherry, raspberry palate; good now and should go 30 years; medium-plus finish (100% Sangiovese)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontodi
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Codes 607531181163, 607531181187, 607531183396, 607531398240, 607531399346, 8021019000012, 8021019000203, 8021019120017

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 30 (2%)
  • In Cellars 876 (45%)
  • Consumed 1,046 (54%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Beef Carpaccio, lam, Lamb, Neat, pasta, ribbe, sau, Sausage, spaghetti meatballs

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98% Like It  45 votes

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