Bottle Notes

2017 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico – 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.

Crimson in color. 15.5% ABV. Traditional nose of red fruits, iron, earth and flowers. Medium body with strong acidity. Tart fruits and drying tannins in spades. Sour cherry, cranberry, anise and earth on the palate. The finish is long with copious tannins. Very young and rustic Chianti. Always a great value at $25. Best over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 91 points.

There are not many $25 wines in the world that deliver as consistently as Felsina Chianti. One of the few wines that still is worth buying by the case.

I wrote about Felsina previously in Buying More Italian Wine.

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