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.
Ruby red in color. 13.5% ABV. Pretty nose of tart red fruits, wet pavement, anise and flowers. Medium body with medium to strong acidity. Sour cherry, cranberry, tobacco and roasted herbs on the palate. Nice length on the finish with drying tannins. This needs a year or two in the cellar before it will really shine. Best over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 90 points.
There are not many $25 wines in the world that deliver as consistently as Felsina Chianti. One of the few wines that I will still consider buying by the case.
I wrote about Felsina previously in Buying More Italian Wine.