Bottle Notes

2006 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia – Bottle Notes

Fattoria di Felsina is an historic estate in the Chianti appellation of Tuscany. In 1966 the estate was purchased by the Poggiali family, and today a second generation of the Poggiali family still run the estate. At the edge of the Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Senesi denominations, the estate counts 475 hectares, of which 61 are planted with vineyard. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has often awarded Felsina’s wines with 3 Bicchieri, the journal’s highest rating.

Light crimson in color. 13.5% ABV. Gorgeous nose of black fruits, iron, pencil shavings, wet gravel and chalk. Medium body with medium to strong acidity. Seductive, layered and powerful. Blood, sour cherries, spiced plums and baking spices on the palate. The finish just goes on and on with subtle tannins. Sensational Sangiovese. Drink over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 92 points.

Rancia is a very good value. Current vintages including the ’10-’12 can all be found for around $40-45. Exceptional, age worthy wines that are worth seeking out.

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