Le Fonti - La Lepre Delle Fonti, Panzano-in-Chianti, Italy (2019)

Le Fonti - La Lepre Delle Fonti, Panzano-in-Chianti, Italy (2019)

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La Lepre shows wonderful aromas of cherries, plums, blueberries and blackberries, but also delicate spicy notes of pepper, juniper and liquorice. On the palate the wine is soft with fine tannins, elegant acidity and well integrated flavours. An excellent food wine with pizza or pasta!

The house wine of Fattoria Le Fonti is named after the rabbit - the "Lepre", which is depicted on the label. Pressed from Sangiovese grapes with a touch of Merlot to soften the palate. Harvested by hand with fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruity aromas. The La Lepre then matures for eight months in used French oak barrels - after which the "young hare" is bottled.

Le Fonti is farmed organically, and every aspect of production is done by hand. The estate is located within the hilltop village of Panzano, with vineyards in a stunningly beautiful amphitheatre facing up the valley toward Greve, and Firenze beyond. Vineyards are planted on a mixed soil of gravel, schist, limestone, sand and clay - a soil mixture also known as Galestro, and grape varieties are matched to the soil type and exposition that best suit the variety. This is a very well considered, carefully managed ‘boutique’ estate.

Panzano is one of the most prestigious villages of Chianti Classico, located within the Commune of Greve, and considered to be the 'Premier-Cru’ Chianti Classico village (although no such formal classification exists). 

Region: Italy, Tuscany
Appellation: Chianti Classico
Scale: Dry
Alcohol: 14%
Practices: Organic, sustainable.