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Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2017

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

2017
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The Rancia vineyard enjoys an extremely privileged position. It's located at an altitude of about 40...

42.96

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2017

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The Rancia vineyard enjoys an extremely privileged position. It's located at an altitude of about 400 m, on top of the impressive hills which surround the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the far south of the Chianti Classico sub-zone, very near to the denominations of Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and the Maremma wine region. Here the ground is rich in limestone and galestro (a kind of clayey slate found locally), a soil type which imparts unique characteristics to the Sangiovese grapes.

This is the vineyard which gives rise to Rancia, a refined wine with a velvety texture that seduces right from the first mouthful. In the glass it appears a compact, ruby-red colour, and it's very complete on the nose: rich in fruit, floral, spicy, mineral and also balsamic aromas.

The most immediate impression indicates a wine that has primary aromas, of fulsome, juicy fruit, which shows the quality of the grape clusters, picked at their optimal point of ripeness (small berries containing loads of sweet red and black fruit, with pink notes). Yet straightaway, a delicious bouquet develops of spicy aromas deriving from its ageing for 18 months in new barrels, and concludes with that delightful mineral undertone, which confirms the exceptional nature of the ground the vines sink their roots into.

On the palate, Rancia is direct, fresh and has great balance, with an elegant texture and tasty, firm tannins which, cloaked in some gentle spiciness, guide us towards a lengthy and persistent finish.

Food pairing

Fiorentina / Agnello al forno con patate / Gnocchi al ragù di cinghiale / Guancia di vitello al chianti

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Luminoso
  • Bouquet:Viola / Amarena / Liquirizia / Mora
  • Mouth:Morbido / Di corpo / Speziato / Tannino vivace

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: BL (6 Jan) - Vintage 2016

amazing - great wine, thoroughly enjoyed it!

Very nice wine. Can easily recommend, great price and excellent service. Delivery was prompt and communication with company excellent. Thanks

by: Rafael (28/03/2019) - Vintage 2015

The best chianti I've ever had

Amazing chianti classico wine, very essential with rich nose, well balanced. Red fruits with some fruit sweetnesses, refinned tannins, delicated accidity

by: Italvinus Customer (23/07/2018) - Vintage 2015

For the long run

This powerful Chianti Classico from one of the region's top producer is not yet ready for consumption. The patience will be rewarded here as all the elements for the great ageing are there.

by: Client Italvinus (15/11/2017) - Vintage 2013

Beau Chianti racé

Un Chianti encore sur la réserve, mais qui s'ouvre doucement dans le verre. On peu l'attendre encore quelques années avant de le déguster, mais très beau potentiel. Fruits rouges, beaux tanins.

by: B.A (08/11/2017) - Vintage 2013

Todo en su lugar.

Buena sangiovese, con todo en su lugar. Un buen vino, perfectamente elaborado. Sin fallos, pero, de momento (conviene esperarlo) también sin ese factor de "magia".

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