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Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2018

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

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/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Ruby red / Luminous
Violets / Amarena / Blackberries / Liquirizia
Speziato / Morbido / Tannino vivace / With body

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

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

Ratings and awards

202095 PK
201994+ PK
201895 PK95 SK
201794 PK95 SK
201696 PK
201395 PK3 VA
PK: ParkerSK: SucklingVA: Viti ais

Customer reviews

12 reviews

The winery



In Etruscan, Fèlsina means "place of hospitality and dining". And indeed right here, within the ancient walls of this farm that you must visit and experience, our customers have found one of the safest and most reliable ports of Chianti Classico, where the region on its border southward verges towards warmer climates and produces complex, full-bodied, velvety, smooth wines. In the Fèlsina winemaking tradition, there are no duds among the Castelnuovo barriques. The great Chianti...