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Home >> Italian >> 1985 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve
1985 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve
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"Flaccianello della Pieve was not produced in 1984 because of difficult vintage conditions, but 1985 was no walk in the park either. Winter 1985 will forever be remembered as the year of the great frost that killed entire olive groves by the hundreds across Tuscany due to a prolonged freeze. Old-timer farmers still talk about the damage to the olive trees to this day. However, that cold spell was followed by an early spring and a well-balanced summer season that was hot and dry. The olive trees suffered permanent destruction, but versatile grapevines flourished and burgeoned instead, leading one of the first icon vintages to put Italian wine on the world wine map." - Monica Larner, robertparker.com (Jul 31, 2019)