Flaccianello with friends…

Last week I had my best friends over for dinner. It was a lovely warm evening and I bought two large pieces of steak to cook whole on the barbecue. To drink we opened a magnum of ’04 Flaccianello that I had been hanging on to for some time! This wine comes from Fontodi in Panzano at the heart of Chianti Classico and is a selection of their finest Sangiovese. The vines grow in a natural amphitheatre prosaically named the’conca d’oro’ (golden shell) and it boasts a desirable Southerly exposure.

For me this is one of the finest wines from the whole of Tuscany and demonstrates the concentration and depth of flavour that Sangiovese is capable of. A great friend and mentor recently told me that whatever I say, people with an interest in wine really only want to drink Bordeaux and Burgundy. This is the wine I will drink with him next time we have dinner to refute his argument!

With friends,  family and great food, I can’t think of a more perfect way to spend a summers evening.

More soon…

Gordy x



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