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FALL 2015

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 78 Simply stated, Fontodi is one of the greatest properties in Tuscany today. The region's Top Wine in 2012 ITALY: CHIANTI g iovanni Manetti wasn't happy enough to rest on past laurels, having already created Flaccianello, which is considered one of the top Super Tuscans in Italy. Instead, he continued to tinker with the wine in his portfolio that was his personal favorite, Vigna del Sorbo, and now it is considered Fontodi's flagship. Vigna del Sorbo is a single vineyard expression of Chianti Classico Riserva. Up until recently, it was always a blend which contained a healthy dose of Cabernet Sauvignon. This is of course up until the epic 2010, when Manetti decided to start dialing back on the Cabernet to allow his Sangiovese to express itself in its purest form. Now Vigna del Sorbo is a 100% pure varietal expression of Sangiovese, and both the critics and consumers agree that it's drop-dead gorgeous. ✦ fontodi vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione 2012 AG 98 » $105 (750ml) » $164 (1.5l) "...one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted at Fontodi. Period...a must have wine. It's as simple as that." (750ml 1553018 / 1.5L 2553018) The Fontodi Chanti Classico is a varietal Sangiovese aged in neutral oak for 12 months. It's a perfect example of letting terroir speak though wine. This is Tuscany personified. The potential in the glass is inspiring, and it is easily one of the top Chianti Classico in every vintage. fontodi Chianti Classico AG 92 » $37 "...round, sweet and super-expressive...Succulent and racy to the core...another fabulous showing from Fontodi." (1553017)

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