Fontodi Filetta di Lamole Chianti Classico 2021


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“The 2021 Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole is fabulous. In fact, it is the best edition of this wine yet, as it marries all the aromatic intensity and energy of Lamole with an extra kick of fruit and mid-palate pliancy. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, rose petal, crushed rocks and herbs build into the layered finish. What a wine. Drinking window: 2026-2036. 93 points

Proprietor Giovanni Manetti and his son Bernardo presented a stunning set of 2021s on my most recent visit. The wines embody the essence of site but in the more refined, nuanced style that is such a signature here today. Picking a bit earlier while also reducing French oak imprint has made a huge difference. I can’t recommend these new releases highly enough.

As for Giovanni Manetti, he continues to lead the way in Chianti Classico by making brilliant wines while also uniting producers around a vision for the region in his role as two-term President of the Consorzio del Chianti Classico. These are exceptionally rare qualities in any individual, but to see them in one person is impressive.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (07/24)