Bottle Notes

2016 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.

Ruby red in color. 13.5% ABV. Super nose of red fruits, tar, blood and flowers. Medium body with great acidity. Light, fresh and decidedly rustic. Dried cherries, iron, tobacco and earth on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Fantastic Chianti that is approachable now but will drink well for years to come. As always this is best with food. Drink 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 I will still consider buying by the case.

I wrote about Felsina previously in Buying More Italian Wine.

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