The top wine produced from this estate, this 100% Sangiovese Flaccianello delle Pieve is an IGT truly living up to the name Super-Tuscan. Its depth, balance and supple tannins give a wine that has eclipsed the stupendous 1997.
"Monumental, with masses of blackberry, coffee, berry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe tannins. Goes on and on. Builds on the palate. I have never tasted a greater wine from here. Better than the 1997." 97 Points, James Suckling, Wine Advocate.
The 2001 Flaccianello della Pieve, a wine which was one of the pioneering examples of high level Sangiovese in Chianti Classico is, for me, the best in a long and distinguished series of vintages. A brilliant ruby-garnet, its rich aromas of raspberries, smoke, and vanilla are followed by ripe, supple, and elegant flavors, a satiny, classy, lengthy style, and a full finish and aftertaste. Drink: 2006-2018.