Producer Focus: Giovanni Manetti

 

Fontodi owner Giovanni Manetti talks to us about the 2016 vintage in Chianti Classico, which he says is "probably the best vintage I have seen in my life."

"Mother Nature was very generous...when there is a slower ripening you can build a very solid tannic structure and we were able also to keep a very high acidity - so it's a combination of big structure, a lot of concentration, a lot of richness, but with a beautiful fresh finish due to the acidity."

"The 2016s have such a great ageing capability but they are also very enjoyable right now. It's something magical, almost perfect, and for sure it will represent the benchmark for the future. I would like to make wine every year like the 2016..."