Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva
Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Fèlsina is regarded as one of the benchmarks of quality in Chianti Classico. Along with a handful of other wineries, Fèlsina successfully advocated for Chianti Classico to allow 100% sangiovese, believing it to be the best expression of the terroir. They were right.
All of their reds are 100% sangiovese, including the heralded Fontalloro. The vines that average between 30 and 50-years-old yield a powerful yet nuanced expression of sangiovese. The oldest vines, all organically farmed, also yield the most intense, age-worthy Chianti, like the Riserva Rancia and the Colonia Gran Selezione.
Even though Fèlsina is a large estate, the best vineyards are not far apart and yet show incredibly different terroir—the constant being that all their wines successfully balance intensity with elegance.