Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo 2017


frische Säure
seidig & aromatisch
Sangiovese 100%
15,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2041
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
Lobenberg: 97+/100
Galloni: 96+/100
Suckling: 95/100
Decanter: 95/100
Parker: 94/100
Italien, Toscana, Chianti und Vino Nobile
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo 2017


Lobenberg: In der Nase haben wir den ganz typischen Fontodi-Stil mit üppigen, reifen Beeren, Heidelbeere, Zwetschge mit großer Tiefe, sehr dicht und mit Power, zarte Karamelle und etwas Nelke umschmeicheln die Frucht. Der Gaumen changiert zwischen saftigen roten Beeren, wie Johannisbeere und üppiger Frucht mit wilden Waldbeeren, zusammengehalten von der dichten, engmaschigen Struktur, kraftvoll und geschliffen zugleich. Einer der voluminösesten Chianti überhaupt, ein Pauillac aus der Toscana mit samtiger, fruchtbetonter Textur, da spielt auch Pomerol und Burgund mit rein. A class of its own! 97+/100


Galloni über: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

-- Galloni: The 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is a dense, packed wine. It is also surprisingly, almost shockingly backward. That is probably a good thing for its long-term aging prospects. Readers hoping to get an early glimpse into the 2017 before it shuts down may have a hard time doing that, as today acids and tannin dominate. I expect the 2017 will be stellar in another 4-5 years and drink well to age 25-30 if not longer. Proprietor Giovanni Manetti gave the 2017 18 months in barrique followed by 6 months in cask. 96+/100


Suckling über: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

-- Suckling: Complex aromas of ripe cherries, black truffles and dried flowers, such as lavender and rose petals. Full-bodied, tight and solid with chewy tannins, yet it’s polished and refined. Undertones of porcini mushrooms and walnut rind. Energetic and focused. Drinkable now, but better in 2022. 95/100


Decanter über: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

-- Decanter: Fontodi’s solo Gran Selezione, this sits shoulder to shoulder with the estate’s iconic SuperTuscan, Flaccianello. While the latter is a selection of grapes, Vigna del Sorbo comes from a single vineyard in the heart of Panzano; a warm, southwest-facing site on Galestro soil. Dense and concentrated, the 2017 articulates the vintage without slipping into over ripeness. The nose offers macerated black cherry, liquorice, bay leaf and smoky oak. Hefty and structured, it is firmly framed by muscular, compact tannins. A core of racy acidity carries blackcurrant, bitter chocolate and roasted coffee right through the finish. 95/100


Parker über: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

-- Parker: The Fontodi 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is expressive, dark and thickly concentrated. I received my samples early and found that this wine was a little shy or slow to open in this early phase. If given extra time, the bouquet warms up to dark fruit, plum, rum cake and dried violet. I came back to the wine about two hours later and discovered a pretty note of crushed aspirin or carbon, with more crushed flower. The oak adds sweet spice and scorched earth, but these too will integrate with time. From a hot and dry vintage, I'd easily give this edition of Vigna del Sorbo a 15- or 20-year drinking window. 94/100

Mein Winzer


Das Landgut Fontodi liegt im Herzen des Chianti-Classico-Gebietes. Von hier blickt man in die südlich von Panzano gelegene "Goldmulde", jenes Tal, dessen Name schon seit Jahrzehnten für die prächtige Südhanglage seiner Reben bürgt.