Wine enjoyment from the golden valley of Panzano in Chianti.
The heart of the Tenuta Fontodi is found in the best locations of the Conca d'Oro, in the golden valley of Panzano in Chianti, south of Florence. In 1968 the Manetti family acquired the property. Giovanni Manetti, who runs the business today, was only 16 when his family bought the estate. After careful consideration and with a clear decision in favor of the Sangiovese grape, the replanting of the vineyards in Conca d'Oro began. Although international wines were "en vogue" at the time, from 1981 Fontodi celebrated success after success with the Flaccianello della Pieve, which was made entirely from Sangiovese grapes. It could and still can happen that wine lovers know the label, which is decorated with an Etruscan cross, and the contents of these bottles very well, but do not know from which winery this noble drop comes.
Today, Giovanni Manetti runs the 130-hectare estate - more than 80 hectares of which are vineyards - alone. Around 400,000 bottles of wine are produced annually from the grapes, which grow on the completely organically farmed areas.
Fontodi is a natural working farm with over 130 hectares - all organic farming - of which 70 hectares are reserved for vines. You are a “natural winegrower” with body and soul, not because of the label. Manettis attach great importance to preserving and enhancing natural resources. The aim is to one day create a completely self-contained cycle on the estate and to give the wine an even more terroir-influenced character.