Fontaleoni 2019 Double Offer
one of the elite producers in this zone. INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR
These new releases from Fontaleoni deliver superb quality and value. Readers looking for delicious, everyday Vernaccia and Chianti will be delighted. ANTONIO GALLONI, Vinous 2019
Matteo and Simona Troiani keep the hits rolling with this new release of their Vernaccia and Chianti produced from their beautiful estate in San Gimignano. The quietly spoken siblings are among the very top echelon of producers in a region that is most renowned for making cheap wines, usually consumed locally or in bars, restaurants and homes around Italy and indeed the rest of Europe.
In an area where mass production is the norm visiting Matteo and Simona at their estate and is as refreshing is their wines. Here things are done on a small, artisanal scale. The focus is entirely on the quality. The vineyards planted on the verdant green hills that surround their family home are tended by hand and the yields kept low enough that it should make many of their neighbours blush. The winery is small, a little cramped even, but everything is kept in its place and you can tell that while small, certainly by regional standards, this is a serious estate who are focused on making beautiful wines that speak of their vineyards and equally the family style of digestibility and ease of consumption.
I really do love these wines. I genuinely was surprised to find out how serious this family was when we visited last year. I honestly do drink them both, though I admit to having a particular penchant for the white which gets a lot of air time at chateau Roscoe. I seriously encourage everyone to buy up and have these, both of them, on hand at all times in the house for those moments when you just want a good drink that will suit a range of food or is just delicious when you feel like you need a good glass of wine.
This new vintage has just landed and sadly there are no reviews yet. You just need to look over the years of reviews from Galloni and the language he uses to describe these wines to know that they are the safest bet for the money. I left the quote from him, above, about the previous releases to convey the general theme.
At $20 each in a dozen and only $18.75 each if you buy two strait dozen, that is 25% off, this is genuinely one of the best value pair of wines, from anywhere, on the market.