Get to know: Fontodi, Filetta di Lamole Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese from the small village of Lamole in eastern Chianti. Filetta is a seven hectare vineyard which still has some old vines trained used the traditional 'Alberello di Lamole', bush vine, system. Aged for 2 years in a mixture of large French casks this Chianti has Pinot Noir like clarity, bright dark cherry fruit with an intense yet elegant palate and smooth, fine tannins.
Fontodi is a certified organic estate which extends over 130 hectares and has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. The family has been associated for centuries with another activity typical of the Chianti region, the production of its famous “terrecotte” tiles. A great passion for quality that has moved the estate successfully towards an ever more attentive cultivation of the vineyards and a more profound knowledge of the potential of Sangiovese in the zone of Panzano. Not only are no chemical products used but there is an effort to maximize the internal resources of the estate, thereby reducing the need for any external input. Respecting the environment means wines that are better, purer, and a truer expression of the grape and the territory.
The process of vinification and ageing in wood takes place in the modern cellar, built on descending levels to take advantage of gravity, guaranteeing the most respect possible for the natural integrity of the grape, in order to exalt the character and elegance of the wines.