Fattoria di FÃ¨lsina has long been one of the great names in Tuscany. Based in the Chianti Classico region, FÃ¨lsina produces one of the finest ranges of ageworthy and complex Chianti bottlings in all of Italy. Unlike many of their neighbors, FÃ¨lsina 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, FÃ¨lsina 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 FÃ¨lsina 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 FÃ¨lsina 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 FÃ¨lsina 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 Classico Riserva Rancia 2009
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
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Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2010
Vigneto Rancia, located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, northeast of Siena and in the southern part of the Chianti Classico production area. more
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