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2006 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $163   From: $139   To: $199

Search Rank 143 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 143rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 203rd

Score: 96   When to drink: 2011 to 2036
The Wine-Searcher score of 96/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
99/100    
99/100    
97/100    
97/100   2016 to 2036
97/100   2016 to 2036
94/100   2014+
18/20   2011 to 2014
2/3   2014+
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 Gold
International Wine Challenge 2009 Bronze

Price History for 2006 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT, Tuscany, Italy
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Grape Variety

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

At the dawn of the 21st Century, Sangiovese equated to roughly one in every 10 vines on the Italian peninsula. The quality of Sangiovese wine can be notoriously variable, though in the 1980s, drastically improved winemaking techniques saw a significant shift toward more quality-oriented releases. Sangiovese has numerous clones and is consequently known by many synonyms in its native Italy.

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Region
  • Colli della Toscana Centrale is a key Italian IGT title which covers, as its name implies, the hills ('colli') of central Tuscany. Wines marketed under the title can be red, white or rosé in color, and still, sparkling, dry or sweet in style. In practice, the majority are dry red wines made from the classic Tuscan varieties (most obviously Sangiovese), in combination with internationally famous French grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

    The area covered by this IGT title is relatively large (particularly when compared to the neighbouring  ...more

  • Toscana IGT is the most famous – and the most commonly used – of Italy’s Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) titles. The geographical region it indicates is, in short, Tuscany. Toscana IGT wines can be made in any village in any of Tuscany’s 10 provinces (Arezzo, Firenze, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, P...more

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