Halfway between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, lies the small village of Panzano. Just below the village church, at 450 m above sea level, is the Fattoria Le Fonti. Since 1994, the Schmitt-Vitali family has replanted all of the vineyards, taking great care in selecting the right type of plant with the correct root stock; and renovated the cellars, incorporating the latest technology to help them make better and longer lasting wines. The fattoria is small and completely family-run, employing only a couple of outside workers, and they depend on family manpower and taste from the harvest to the final blend. For expert consultation and knowledge, they call on the consultant enologist Dr. Stefano Chioccioli. Le Fonti's small size and dedicated family involvement allow for meticulous care of the vineyard, ensuring that only the best fruits reach the cellar and only the finest blends get bottled in the end.
Le Fonti Fontissimo was born out of Conrad Schmitt’s passion for oak structured and fruity wines. ‘Papa’s Best,’ as they call it, is characterized by a deep purple and ruby red color and a blackcurrant aroma, with hints of vanilla, black cherry, chocolate, and licorice. The taste is juicy, with ripe black fruit, black cherry, currants, and a creamy finish.