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Fattoria di Felsina

Fattoria di Felsina
Fattoria di Fèlsina has long been one of the great names in Tuscany. Based in the Chianti Classico region, Fèlsina produces one of the finest ranges of ageworthy and complex Chianti bottlings in all of Italy. Unlike many of their neighbors, Fèlsina has never succumbed to the temptation to produce "new age" wines from their fine Chianti vineyards, and continues to grow solely Sangiovese here, rather than dabble with international-styled blends that include Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. Consequently, their elegant yet intensely flavored Chiantis place them firmly among the top handful of Chianti producers, with the best vintages of their top Riserva Chiantis often approaching Brunello di Montalcino in terms of complexity and potential for longevity. In addition to their distinct bottlings of Chianti Classico, Fèlsina also produces one of Italy's top Vino di Tavola's (or IGTs), called Fontalloro. Fontalloro is also 100% Sangiovese, with the wine sources from old vines in three top vineyards that straddle the border between two of Chianti's top regions: "Classico" and "Colli Senesi". It is produced from vines that are in excess of fifty years of age, and aged in small French oak barrels for fifteen to eighteen months prior to bottling. The style of the Fèlsina wines is deep and black fruity, with classic Tuscan spices married to fine expressions of soil, smoky tones and a deft touch of new oak. They will often have a bit of tannin in their youths, though always well-integrated into the body of the wine. As Sangiovese is much more adept at picking up the underlying soil nuances of the vineyard than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, the various Fèlsina Chianti bottlings and their Fontalloro are amongst the most classic expressions of Tuscan wine to be found in the market today. Delicious upon release, the wines of Fèlsina reach their apogees with several years of bottle age and are as fine examples as one can hope to find of great, classic Tuscan reds. Visit the Fattoria di Felsina website.
Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Colli Senesi 2012

Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Colli Senesi 2012

A key difference between this wine and the Castello di Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi is that the fruit for this wine comes from the Felsina estate at the border of the Chianti Classico zone, and the fruit for the Castello di Farnetella CCS comes from that estate which is about ... more
BN#547060

Price:$17.99

in mixed case $15.29

SKU 47292

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Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2009

Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2009

ws 92
Ruby red appearance with rich, intense tones. Spicy nose with floral notes and hints of wild berry (red and black), accompanied by mineral impressions and light toasted notes. Spice re­appears on the palate, which displays firm but supple tannins, and the finale is vigorous and taut. Overall, the wine is ... more
BN#485433

Price:$39.99

in mixed case $33.99

SKU 51979

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Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2010

Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2010

ws 91
Vigneto Rancia, located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, northeast of Siena and in the southern part of the Chianti Classico production area.  more
BN#510996

Price:$27.99

 375ml

SKU 49943

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