fontodi, flaccianello delle pieve, colli della toscana centrale 2013
JAMES SUCKLING
97
VINOUS
97

2013 fontodi, flaccianello delle pieve, colli della toscana centrale

Why We're Buying

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT is the estate's defining wine. The Super Tuscan showcases the estate's forward-thinking approach to winemaking with its full body and youthful assertiveness. It also vaulted 49.5% from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
97

James Suckling

Very precise and focused with blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Chewy yet tight tannins. Full body and fabulous density and length. A classic. Needs five or six years to open completely but so beautiful in its youth. Real deal. From organically grown grapes. Pure sangiovese.

VINOUS
97

Vinous

The 2013 Flaccianello della Pieve is a powerhouse. In this vintage, Flaccianello has all of its typical richness but also a good deal of freshness that will help it age. Interestingly, the stylistic difference between Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo is more accentuated in 2013 than in 2012. Deep, layered and unctuous, the 2013 offers plenty of blue and purplish-hued fruits, clove, lavender and new leather nuances, all supported by big, searing tannins that will require the better part of a decade to settle down. The 2013 is a magnificent Flaccianello with a bright, bright future. Drinking Window: 2023 - 2043

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The gorgeous 2013 Flaccianello della Pieve is going through a closed phase at the moment. Let's give the wine a few more years to sort itself out. This window of momentary shyness is a very encouraging sign when you consider how far this wine will travel to complete its evolutionary path. This vintage saw a cool spring that got the season off to a late start. Mild summer temperatures meant that the harvest also came later, with fruit picked the first week of October. The natural characteristics of this vintage include higher total acidity, increased tannic structure and slightly lower alcohol content. The 2013 Flaccianello hits the trifecta of positive potential aging attributes. Indeed, the wine is almost rigid and nervous at this early stage in its adolescence. Like proud parents, we will wait and watch this bottle blossom over time. Drinking Window: 2019 - 2045