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.
Dark red in color. 14% ABV. 100% Sangiovese. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, tar, anise and flowers. Medium body with perfect acidity. Rustic and concentrated. Dried cherries, raspberries, tobacco and spice on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish with prominent tannins. At 15 years of age there is still enough fruit to keep everything in balance. As always this is a great food wine and was exceptional with pasta in a hearty red sauce. Best over the next several years.
My rating: 93 points.
Fontallaro is a very good value. Look for the 2018 at about the $65 price point. An exceptional, age worthy wine that is worth seeking out.
I wrote about Felsina previously in Buying More Italian Wine.