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Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2020

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva

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/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Ruby red / Intense
Violets / Scrubland / Blueberries / Speziato / Mineral
Tannino setoso / With body / Fresh / Fruit-forward / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

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

Ratings and awards

202093 PK
201991 PK94 SK
201893 PK94 SK
201792 PK93 SK
201694 PK
201593 PK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

25 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...