Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Wine review: Fontodi Chianti Classico 2010, Italy


Nicely done once again for Fontodi, a terrific Chianti Classico producer. This 2010 is medium-full-bodied, with good concentration showing plum jam and violet, a dusting of cocoa and faint waft of horse stable. It's bone dry with chalky tannins. Good now, it should improve for up to 10 years in the cellar. Imported in Alberta by Vendemmia International. The equally excellent 2009 vintage is still available in British Columbia for $33.97 and in Quebec for $27.75.

Report an error Licensing Options
About the Author
Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

Please note that our commenting partner Civil Comments is closing down. As such we will be implementing a new commenting partner in the coming weeks. As of December 20th, 2017 we will be shutting down commenting on all article pages across our site while we do the maintenance and updates. We understand that commenting is important to our audience and hope to have a technical solution in place January 2018.

Discussion loading… ✨