Region: Tuscany, ITA
Fico IGT is 100% Sangiovese, and something very different from the norm – it is one of the most remarkable expressions of Sangiovese we have yet seen. Even after our many visits through Tuscany, this wine stands out, and mainly due to its elegance – a detailed and fine structure belying the power. Inspired by the late Filippo Corsini, son of Duccio Corsini, the current custodian of Principe Corsini (based in San Casciano in the far northern section of the Chianti Classico zone), who had a vision to create a completely natural wine, in the truest sense of the word. Fico comes from 15 rows of vines all around 25 years old that grow in soils that are less clay based with more river stones and ancient marine fossils, which enhance the highly fragrant and delicate structure of the wine. A large reason for the purity of this wonderful and graceful wine is the staunch biodynamic practices introduced by Filippo.
Almost pinot-like in structure, this wine is packed with silky red fruits, red cherry and redcurrants with some hints of bramble and spice. Tannins are ripe and super fine, coupled with a defining line of acid that lifts and lengthens the palate. Notes from the importer, Primavera Selections