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Fontodi's Vigna del Sorbo and Flaccianello - 2003 back to 1988
29 Aug 2007 by JR
See details of our Italian Wine Festival for other Italian tasting notes. The Manettis have owned this 70 hectare estate near Panzano in the middle of the Classico zone since 1968 and continue to invest considerable money and effort, including a new winery in 1998. Despite this the 1997s, as so often in Chianti Classico, are looking pretty impressive. Franco Bernabei has consulted since 1979.   Vigna del Sorbo is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon typically, aged in Allier barriques for 19 months. There is no 2002 Vigna del Sorbo because they sold 50% of the vintage in bulk and the rest was sold...

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