Bottle Notes

2007 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.

Crimson in color. 14.1% ABV. Super nose of red and black fruits, asphalt, iron and flowers. Medium to full bodied with perfect acidity. Lush, rich and fresh with an appealing rusticity. Black cherry, blood, anise and plums on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. This wine seemingly gets better every time I try it. Best over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 94 points.

Rancia is a very good value. Look for the 2018 at about the $50 price point. Exceptional, age worthy wines that are worth seeking out.

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