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1997 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $94   From: $45   To: $106

Search Rank 984 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 984th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 694th

Score: 92. When to drink: 2000 to 2012
The Wine-Searcher score of 92/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
91/100 (59 notes from 33 users )    
18.5/20   2005 to 2012
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Price History for 1997 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy
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Grape Variety: Chianti Blend

The Chianti Blend is a style of wine based on historical winemaking in Tuscany, Italy. The blend’s primary constituent is the dark-skinned Sangiovese grape, grown extensively in Tuscany and in a handful of places in the New World. What distinguishes the Chianti Blend from other wines is the addition of one or more of the Italian varieties, Canaiolo, Colorino, Ciliegiolo and Mammolo.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Chianti Classico wine region

    Chianti Classico is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established viticultural area. The term classico is used in this way in several Italian wine regions (Orvieto and Valpolicella, for example), although Chianti is almost certainly the most famous example. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and winemaking traditions. The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice.

    Bottles of Chianti Classico wine are marked by the DOCG's black cockerel logo. While this symbol has a clear practical application ( ... more

  • Tuscany DOCG wine region

    Tuscany is home to some of the world's most famous and highly regarded wines. It ranks slightly behind Piedmont and Veneto in terms of the volume and variety of DOCG wine it produces, yet due to the region's history of artistic, intellectual and cu ... more

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