Bottle Notes

2018 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. Unique nose of red fruits, citrus and roasted herbs. Medium body with medium to strong acidity. Lean, rustic and tight. Tart cherry, cranberry, tea and minerals on the palate. Nice length on the finish. I know this is the entry level wine but I was expecting a bit more. I hold off on opening another bottle for at least a year or so.

My rating: 88 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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