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Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva

2017
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The Chianti Classico Riserva di Fèlsina (from the Etruscan "place of hospitality and refreshment") i...

22.05

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The Chianti Classico Riserva di Fèlsina (from the Etruscan "place of hospitality and refreshment") is produced with Sangiovese grapes from the single-variety vineyards of Castelnuovo Berardenga. This Sangiovese is a true homage to the winemaking tradition of Chianti Classico. One of the winery's most prized products for its extraordinary balance between body and roundness, it comes from the best vineyards in the south-eastern part of the Chianti Classico production area. Almost exclusively southwest oriented at altitudes ranging from 320 to 420 metres above sea level, the soils range from sandy-alluvial to silty, providing the best conditions for structure and verticality of the wine.

Bottled since 1967, this Chianti Classico Riserva, made from single-variety Sangiovese, is the denomination’s thoroughbred, but of extraordinary value for money. The vineyard, planted in the 1970s and constantly perfected, benefits from the most modern training techniques and is harvested during the first three weeks of October to ensure the grapes are perfectly and fully ripe. Maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks until spring, when the wine is transferred to French oak barriques of second and third use and in Slavonian oak barrels of medium capacity, where it matures for 12-16 months.

A beautiful ruby red colour, intense but with hints of garnet that accompany the excellent texture, this Riserva releases to the nose floral notes of viola and violet and fruity notes of blackberry and sour cherry. The texture is still mineral, with tones of undergrowth, cocoa, oregano, sweet spices. Hints that can also be perceived on the palate from the full and vertical taste, elegantly tannic and pleasantly mineral. Enveloping and satisfying, it has a beautiful bitter persistence that tells the story of the territory and entices you to keep drinking it. It pairs perfectly with substantial red meat dishes, such as stewed meat, roast meat, glazed game, meat sauces and mature cheeses.

Food pairing

Pasta with bolognese sauce / Maialino al forno / Pecorino / Cinghiale al ginepro

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Intenso
  • Bouquet:Viola / Mirtillo / Speziato / Minerale / Sottobosco
  • Mouth:Fruttato / Fresco / Di corpo / Persistente / Tannino setoso

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Guido (30 Jul) - Vintage 2017

Non aver fretta

Ottimo vino che rispecchia le caratteristiche della propria denominazione. Aromi di ciliegia, frutti rossi e spezie. I tannini sono pungenti, se si beve il vino appena stappato. Evoluzione importante con il tempo e consiglio stapparlo almeno due ore prima.

by: Giovanni L. (26/12/2019) - Vintage 2016

Ottimo

Ottimo prodotto, sicuramente può fare ancora alcuni anni di bottiglia, comunque già adesso risulta molto elegante e bevibile, molto piacevole al palato e al naso.

by: A. Koenigs (22/07/2019) - Vintage 2016

Top Preis-Leistungsverhältnis

Ein traditioneller Chianti Classico aus der Sangiovese-Traube von einem hervorragendem Erzeuger: Fèlsina - bekannt auch für den Premium-Wein Fontalloro und Maestro Raro

by: Vande Velde (03/07/2019) - Vintage 2016

Un des meileeurs chianti

La maison Felsina est au top dans le Chianti. Son Chianti classico est déya tres bien et le Riserva est fabuleux et proche de la cuvée Rancia qui coûte 10€ plus cher. C'est un top achat.

by: Kalle Rajala (29/04/2018) - Vintage 2015

A lot of potential

A bit closed nose. Abundant fruit, not too acid nor tannic, but not settled yet. Far from the 2013 but approaching.

Fèlsina

Fèlsina

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 Chian...