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.

Blood red in color. 13.5% ABV. Stunning nose of red and black fruits, road tar, anise and flowers. Medium body with acidity in spades. Warm, supple and approachable. Black cherry, spiced plums and dark chocolate on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Delicious Rancia showing quite well at 14 years of age. Ready to drink.

My rating: 92 points.

Rancia is a very good value. Look for the 2016 at about the $50 price point. Exceptional, age worthy wines that are worth seeking out.

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