Fèlsina

Chianti Classico

2020
Chianti Classico
Tuscany
Italy
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Varietal
Sangiovese
$30
Flavors & Quality
Red Cherry Red Cherry
Tobacco Tobacco
Rose Rose
Organic Organic
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COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Sangiovese
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Why this wine made the cut…
It is one of Chianti's standard bearers at an approachable price.
Chianti Classico, Tuscany
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Sangiovese
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Sangiovese is grown throughout Central Italy, but is most famous for Brunello Di Montalcino and Chianti Classico in Tuscany. While historically the quality of Sangiovese wines was variable, the best wines are influenced by terroir and low yields. At its best, it makes some of some of Italy’s best wines. It performs particularly well on limestone soils at higher altitudes yielding elegant age-worthy Tone & Backbone wines with a complex combination of red fruit, earth, and minerals.
Country / State
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Sub Region
Chianti Classico
Producer
Fèlsina
Winemaker(s)
Franco Bernabei
Vintage
2020
Felsina EstateFelsina Estate

Fèlsina

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.

Giovanni Poggiali of FelsinaGiovanni Poggiali of Felsina
The Felsina EstateThe Felsina Estate

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.