Red

2012 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT
Drink between 2020 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • Tacoma714 Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 15, 2021 - Grab yourself a bowl of carbonara pasta and enjoy! This wine is better with food than by itself. Decanted and allowed to breath for 30 minutes and it was ready to go. 2012 was the last year Fontodi allowed the wine to age extra in barriques. Starting in 2013 the final stage of aging went to oak casks. Found this 2012 for $99. Torn if I would buy more of this vintage or just go up $35 and buy the 2015 which was better.

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

    October 29, 2021 - Still deep grenade color with a more brownish rim. The nose is classic Sangiovese: sweet/sour cherries with a hint of stone bitterness. It remains fresh and focused on the nose for hours in the glass, but doesn't evolve into anything more complex. IN the mouth, the wine shows it's class. Round and caressing on the first attack, then it fills the mouth with intense cherry fruit, and then again: the structure kicks in. High acidity, tannic, but rather fine tannins. Impressive concentration, very fresh, long aftertaste dominated by fruit and stone bitterness. A wine made for food. Compared to the 2010, this is elegant and not a massive wine, and thus extremely inviting. However, it is too similar to a top notch Chianti, and maybe not "super Tuscan" enough. Still; a very good wine. Very nice to drink now, but I will keep my next bottles for a couple of years or so.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • paujokal Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 26, 2021 - Drinking very well now with many years to come. Classic ….

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • garrique Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 18, 2021 - Wow, this is drinking very nicely right now. PNP Dark ripe cherry with some tobacco and fairly lingering tannins along with bright acidity.

    Day 2 Really mature tasting top line Sangiovese. Dark cherry with some tobacco and maybe anise. The tannins are well integrated and the finish is moderately long.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Eriklainen wrote:

    August 17, 2021 - Deep black fruit. Some herbs. No cherries or leather. Long aftertaste. Not overly complex. Good stuff but perhaps not the best QPR

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Michaela Morris
    Flaccianello Vertical, 10/16/2018 (link)

    (Fontodi, Flaccianello della Pieve, Colli della Toscana Centrale, Tuscany, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2014 Chianti Classico: Better Late Than Never (Oct 2016), 10/1/2016 (link)

    (Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Fontodi, Flaccianello della Pieve IGT Colli della Toscana Centrale Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

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

    (Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/11/2016 (link) 94 points

    (Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT) Medium dark red violet color; aromatic, fresh, licorice, dried cherry nose; delicious, bright, licorice, dried cherry, dried raspberry palate; could use 2-plus years; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontodi
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation Flaccianello della Pieve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT
  • UPC Codes 4000121239217, 607531362081, 607531462200, 8021019120048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 98 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3,708 (79%)
  • Consumed 899 (19%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Hamster, Lam, Okse, Osso Buco, Vilt

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  61 votes

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