Fontodi Flaccianello IGT 2017
When we talk about a “winemaker’s vintage,” we mean a wine like this one. Defying its challenging vintage, the 2017 Flaccianello welds intensity with elegance, nuance with power, and opulence with energy. Pressed violet petals, warm spices, campfire ash, melted chocolate, and black licorice frame the wine’s generous, juicy frutti di bosco and black cherries in this rich, bold Flaccianello. Tannins are sturdy but fine-grained, providing the perfect framework for this wine’s serious dry extract and keen acidity. Enjoyable now with liberal decanting, this Flaccianello will drink for two or three decades!